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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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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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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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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak. May the blessings of Allah subahana wa t’ala bring you joy, peace and prosperity! May you have a joyous and blessed Eid al Fitr!

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12th Rabi ul Awwal Mawlid (Milad) Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa Rasul Allah (saw), Medina 11AH/632CE: The prophetic character – The Times of India

The twelfth of Rabi ulAwwal, the third month of the Hijrah, Islamic calendar is both the day Prophet Muhammad came into this world and left for the Hereafter. On the same date he arrived in Madinah, the hijrah, migration happened from Makkah marking the beginning of the Hijrah calendar. This month invites reflection on the Prophetic personality. Continue reading

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Kul Am Wa Antum Bi Khair!

Today marks the first of Muharram 1438. A greeting of happy new year to all! The wonderful calligraphy depicts the traditional “May you greet every year in good health” In that greeting includes one’s physical, spiritual and psychological health as … Continue reading

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At World Sufi Forum, Leaders Call For Peace, Condemn Violence

Four-day World Sufi Forum in Delhi which witnessed gathering of prominent Sufi leaders from across the world made a unanimous call for peace and compassion. At the meet, Sufi leaders from Canada, US, UK, South Africa and Pakistan condemned terrorism … Continue reading

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Urs Murshida Fazl Mai Egeling December 27, 1939CE, Arnhem, Netherlands

Murshida Fazal Mai Egeling was born on the 27th of March, 1861, and she lived most of her earlier days in quiet contemplation amidst the tall trees and sleeping waters of Netherlands’ romantic landscapes. In the later part of 1921 … Continue reading

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