Category Archives: Classic Teaching

What is Sufism? Part 3: The State of Trance

by Navid Zaidi As the soul is completely withdrawn from the body and concentrated within, it is said to be in a state of trance. It has awakened from deep sleep. It is at this stage that man is able … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Brecht)

“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone.”— Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956, German poet and playwright) This quote may be treated as a modern koan. Contributed by Modaser Shah

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Evolution of the Self: The Qur’anic Viewpoint

by Navid Zaidi Darwin’s theory of evolution explains how life progressed through stages leading to the development of humans. But what about the future of individual human life? Has life reached its climax in the humans or are we going … Continue reading

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Salvation, Heaven, and Hell: The Qur’anic Viewpoint

by Navid Zaidi Heaven and Hell are not places. They are states, or conditions of the soul’s existence, in the life after death. Their descriptions in the Qur’an are visual representations of an inner fact, i.e., their character. Hell, in … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Gandhi)

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” —Mohandas Gandhi Contributed by Kamran Zafar

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What is Sufism? Part 2: Love of God

by Navid Zaidi How can man be liberated from the bondage of mind and matter? The only way to break these chains is to have a more powerful attachment. That is love of God. A true lover of God becomes … Continue reading

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Personality and the World of Technology

By Navid Zaidi ‘If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects’……Albert Einstein ستاروں  سے  آگے  جہاں  اور  بهی  هیں ابهی  عشق  کے  امتحاں  اور  بهی  هیں ‘Other worlds exist beyond … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Repplier)

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”        …. Agnes Repplier (American essayist) Contributed by Kamran Zafar

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The Boatmen Around Us

by Navid Zaidi کوڈی دمڑی پلے نہ کائی پار ونجن نوں میں سدھرائی نال ملاحاں دے نہیں اشنائی جھیڑاں کراں وللیاں تانگھ ماہی دی جلی آں I have no hard cash on me, I am penniless Still I am eager … Continue reading

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A Life of Purpose

by Kamran Zafar He always felt in his heart that love had no color, language, religion, boundary, or barrier. And even deeper in his heart he knew that the purpose of life was a life of purpose. Yes, he thought, … Continue reading

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