Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Sufi Thought for the Week (Ahmed)

A short poem from the collection of the contemporary Urdu poet Syed Anwar Ahmed. (Translated by Ali Hammad) تخلیق انساں خواہش میں مجھ کو بن دیا لمحوں میں مجھ کو چن دیا اور پھر کہا یہ ناز سے دیکھا! تجھے کیا … Continue reading

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The Razor’s Edge

by Modaser Shah Somerset Maugham’s well-known novel, The Razor’s Edge, is based on a Vedic dictum that goes something like this: “Verily, the path is like a razor’s edge.” Enlightenment lies at the very edge of the (internal) abyss. In … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: Saturated (A photo and a story)

DREAM TRAP by Ali Hammad The sky was about saturated with nimbus, the lake with boats, and my head with thoughts. A fine summer morning it was. It was quiet. Quiet except the susurration of a morning breeze. The boats … Continue reading

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