Author Archives: Imam Salim Chishti

Khutba 2017 08 18 – Zikr of the Heart

The text of the khutba is available as a PDF file. Please go to zikr of the heart to download the file.

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Discostan’s Founder Followed Her Love of Sufi Spiritual Music All the Way to Pakistan

Arshia Fatima Faq’s album of field recordings, “Ishq Ke Maare: Sufi Songs From Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan,” captures a style of music the Taliban is trying to wipe out.   Source: Discostan’s Founder Followed Her Love of Sufi Spiritual Music … Continue reading

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15th August CE Assumption of Mary, Quds (Jerusalem)

  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life is a defined dogma of the Catholic Church. The Feast of the Assumption, celebrated every year on August 15, is a very old … Continue reading

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Sufism provides platform for interaction between East, West

With Muslims being portrayed as terrorists in the West, giving rise to Islamophobia, drawing a corresponding response from the East, Sufism provides a platform for the two sides to interact. This was stated by Marcia Hermensen, a professor at the … Continue reading

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Sufi shrines in China

New York-based artist visits enduring symbols of collective memory and faith in desert environment in northwest China Photographer Lisa Ross is interested in exploring the liminal spaces where faith, culture and abstraction meet. In her latest exhibition in Dubai, Living … Continue reading

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2017 08 11 Khutba – Sincerity

Ikhlas, Sincerity In one of the battles that the Muslims waged against the Romans, the Muslims – under the commandment of Maslamah (rahimahullaah) – surrounded a city that had a tall and well-fortified wall. The siege went on for months. … Continue reading

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19th Dhu’l Qa’ada Urs Hazrat Dr. Zahurul Hassan Sharib, Gudri Shah Baba IV, 1996CE

(The following text and photo can be found at http://sufi-mystic.net/text2.htm#5) “I am not concerned in the least with what you are, what you have, what you believe, how you live; how you act, how much faith you may have, how … Continue reading

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Devotees throng Kalaburagi to witness 613th Urs-e-Sharief

Kalaburagi is also known as Gulbargah and is near Hyderabad, India. Thousands of devotees cutting across religious lines thronged the streets of historic city to participate in the famous sandal procession to mark the beginning of the four-day 613th Urs-e-Sharief … Continue reading

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Sufi Music enthrals audience at RAC – PakObserver

Rawalpindi Sufi Music enthralled a large number of people who gathered for Independence Day celebrations under auspices of Rawalpindi Arts Council. The main performers of the Sufi Musical Night were Qurban Niazi (TI), Ghulam Abbas Farasat, Maria Kanwal and Aqdas … Continue reading

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16th Dhu’l Qa’ada Urs Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz – Gulbargah AP 825AH/1422CE

Syed Muhammad Hussaini commonly renowned as Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz was a famous Sufi saint from India of Chishti Order, who advocated understanding, tolerance and harmony among various religious groups. Gesu Daraz was a murid (disciple) of the … Continue reading

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