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Transcendence: A Sufi Music Festival

Join us for a virtual Sufi music festival featuring world-renowned performers from Morocco, France, Iran, and India. Through dance, recitation, poetry, and prayer, Sufis have long engaged within the spiritual practices of sama (“listening”) and dhikr (“remembrance”) to gain transcendence … Continue reading

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1 Muharram 1442 – Kul Am Wa Antum Bikhayr – Hijri New Year

May this year, and every year greet you in good health. May Allah (swt) shower blessings on you and your families, Insha’Allah!

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Hajj perspective #2 – prepare the heart for Hajj

‘Amr ibn Al-‘Aas narrates, “When Islam entered my heart, I went to the Messenger of Allah and said, ‘Give me your hand so that I may pledge allegiance to you.’ The Prophet (SAW) spread his hand, but I withdrew mine. … Continue reading

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The Uighurs and China’s Long History of Trouble with Islam

Islam was of little concern to China’s rulers when the religion arrived in the seventh century. Then problems began to arise. In late 2018, I spent several days at the Forbidden City, the gargantuan palace in the middle of Beijing … Continue reading

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Delhi: In a first since Independence, no Urs celebrations at Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For the first time since 1947, the annual Urs festival commemorating the death anniversary of Sufi Saint Amir Khusro will not be celebrated. Source: Delhi: In a first since Independence, no Urs celebrations at Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah | … Continue reading

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