Changing web hosting

bismillah-circleAs salaam alaykum, greetings of peace to you! I am happy to report that I have been working fairly steadily on the new blog/website. Still to be done is to put up all my publications and finish the article about Salat. The page with the Sufi Urs and Event Dates calendar has been updated and will continue to show these dates for the next Hijri year.

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The Sufi Route 2017: Folk, poetry, music festival to be held at Qutub Minar; headlined by AR Rahman

AR Rahman will headline The Sufi Route

AR Rahman will headline The Sufi Route

To be held at the Qutub Minar in Delhi on 18 November, The Sufi Route pays homage to the ancient roots of Sufi, folk and poetry. Bringing an authentic version of the genre to the stage are the event’s promoters Friday Filmworks, organised and co-owned by INvision Entertainment and co-owned by Invloed Matrix. Continue reading

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29th Muharram Urs Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah, New Delhi 1176AH/1762CE

Mazar of Shah Wali Ullah

Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlvi was an Islamic scholar and reformer. He worked for the revival of Muslim rule and intellectual learning in South Asia, during a time of waning Muslim power.He despised the divisions and deviations within Islam and its practice in India and hoped to “purify” the religion and unify all Indian Muslims under the “banner of truth”. He is also thought to have anticipated a number of progressive, social, economic, and political ideas of the modern era such as social reform, equal rights, labour protection, welfare entitlement of all to food, clothing, housing, etc. Continue reading

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27th Muharram Urs Ashraf Jahangir Samnani, Kachocha Sharif, UP 808AH

Dargha of Ashraf Jahangir

Hazrat Khawaja Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani Noor Bakhshi (Urdu and Persian:سیداشرف جهانگیر سمنانی) was a legendary Sufi saint of Persian origin who was affiliated with fourteen different Sufi orders. He made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Chishti silsilah in particular. Continue reading

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26th Muharram Urs Taj Uddin Baba ( Nagpur)

Dargha in Nagpur

Tajuddin Baba of Nagpur was born on the 21st of January in the year 1861 at a place called Kamptee situated near Nagpur in the state of Maharastra. He was one of the Five Perfect Masters of Meher Baba.

Tajuddin Baba was born as a unusual child. It is said that he did not cry as a baby and physical torture was done to him by his parents in order to make the child cry. Baba wore the marks of these tortures on his body until last. Continue reading

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Oct 10 Urs of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Oxfordshire, Great Britain, 2008CE

Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh (ra)

Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order, passed away on Friday, October 10th 2008.

Leaving Tehran in 1979, and after traveling widely in the United States, he settled in England in 1986 and never returned to Iran where the Order continues to thrive despite official attempts to deny the spirit of Iranian Sufis. He himself personified the Sufi life, serving humanity in humility and love. In addition to his role as a Sufi master, he was a pioneer in developing and establishing modern psychiatric practice and facilities in his native Iran.

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