Category Archives: Ali Hammad

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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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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Sufi Snaps: Sea (A photo)

by Ali Hammad   Photo by Ali Hammad Written in response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:Sea

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An Open Letter to the Name Chameleon

by Ali Hammad LETTER: TO THE ONE WHO REVELS IN NAMES Dear Name Chameleon, Here’s a question: To what purpose your myriad names—names that fuel feuds, battles, and wars; each name a group identity; each group suspicious of other groups; … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Malihabadi)

A perceptive person could have found proof of the Truth in a single dawn, without any additional confirmations…A verse of Josh Malihabadi (Urdu poet of the 20th century) in loose translation. Thought contributed by Aziz Anjum; photo by Ali Hammad

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Sufi Snaps: Foreshadowing (A photo)

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Sufi Snaps: Masterpiece (A photo and a story)

by Ali Hammad THE GOLDEN CALF Let me introduce myself. But I will not tell you my name. If I gave you my name, I will need no introduction. I am a painter who is known for his realist aesthetic. … Continue reading

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