Tag Archives: Sufi tales

Finding Light in the Dark

by Modaser Shah “We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched. Of course, there are then no questions left, and this itself is the answer,” said Wittgenstein, and what … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: Nostalgia (A photo and a story)

A PATH BLURRY — by Ali Hammad Let me say at the outset that I’m not a sentimentalist. And that is what makes this tale more incomprehensible. Years ago, on a cloudless day, the sky the color of a sun-washed … Continue reading

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“Ha Ha Ha” Sufi Style

by Kamran Zafar A little humor goes a long way in our daily lives. Modern science and studies have found laughter to be similar to good medicine for a sickness. The history of humor, of course, is as old as … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: Curves (A photo and a story)

by Ali Hammad A CIRCLE OF SURREALITY The jalopy that overtook me on the curving mountain road was not worthy of being on the road, let alone of zooming past my hot rod. It went so fast I couldn’t catch … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: The Fly

by Ali Hammad I woke up feeling light. At last, I thought, the waist-trimming belt, the tailored diet, and the customized exercise plan were beginning to work: I was losing weight. I jumped out of the bed, stripped, and climbed … Continue reading

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Mystic Door

by Ali Hammad The wind was picking up when I left office. By the time I got home, it was turning into a gale. The wind in Kansas is always strong. Sometimes I have thought of hitching a ride on … Continue reading

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Fear of God

by Ali Hammad An anecdote ascribed to Mullah Nasruddin, the wise fool of the Sufi lore, goes something as follows: A king known for his sternness said to the Mullah, “You were introduced to me as an oracle, but you … Continue reading

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