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Hagar’s Skirt

A REFLECTION BY DR ALI SHARIATI (1933-1977) When you are at the threshold of Masjid al Haraam in Mecca, the Kaabah is before you. An enormous courtyard and in the center, a hollow cube. Here, there is nothing. Nothing to … Continue reading

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Pain, Sin, and Fear

by Navid Zaidi We often wonder about certain propositions concerning the nature of humans and the world. For example, one psychological implication may be the central fact of pain as a dominating element in our lives. Human beings, regarded as … Continue reading

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Of Dirt

by Navid Zaidi ماٹی قدم کریندی یار ماٹی جوڑا، ماٹی گھوڑا ماٹی دا اسوار ماٹی ماٹی نوں دوڑائے ماٹی دا کھڑکار ماٹی قدم کریندی یار ماٹی ماٹی نوں مارن لگی ماٹی دا ہتھیار جس ماٹی پر بوہتی ماٹی تس ماٹی … Continue reading

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Bringing About Change: The Dalai Lama Approach

by Navid Zaidi In his book The Art of Happiness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day to day anxiety, insecurity, anger and discouragement, difficulties common to all human beings. According to the Dalai Lama it … Continue reading

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Of Monks and Mad Dogs

by Modaser Shah If memory serves, June 21 this year, The New York Times reported that a “radical” Buddhist monk in Burma declared, apropos the Muslim minority in that country, that although Buddhism enjoined love and compassion,”one can’t sleep next … 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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What is Sufism? Part 4: Ritualism and Spirituality

by Navid Zaidi Every orthodox religion is wedded to its own body of rituals, customs and external observances. Also, it considers its own system superior to others. Consequently that becomes a source of conflict. But Sufis look at all humanity … Continue reading

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