Author Archives: Imam Salim Chishti

28-30 Shawwal, Bulleh Shah, Kasur, Punjab, 1757CE

Bulleh Shah lived in the same period as the Sindhi Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhatai (1689–1752). His lifespan also overlapped with the Punjabi poet Waris Shah (1722–1798), of Heer Ranjha fame, and the Sindhi Sufi poet Abdul Wahab (1739–1829), better known by his pen name Sachal Sarmast. Amongst Urdu poets, … Continue reading

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Mystic Mantra: The earliest Sufi woman

When Gabriel (the angel of revelation) brought down the first revelation to the Prophet, he began trembling with great fright and worries.

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Sufi women blazing a new trail in Nablus

A unique group of some 40 women come together each week at a religious school in Nablus to practice Sufi rituals and study the faith.

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Sufi West Africa Braces Amid Rise of Fundamentalism

Salafism is replacing traditional Sufi practices, sparking concern about the introduction of Islamic extremism in the region.

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Reading the Quran: A Primer in History, Facts and Context

The Quran is certainly unlike most books most modern audiences are familiar with, because unlike them, it does not present a linear argument. Understanding 

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