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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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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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Error is part of life

RUMI’S INVITATION by Navid Zaidi Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, Lover of leaving- it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows A hundred times, a thousand times. Come, … Continue reading

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