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Music has no boundaries, says Pakistani Sufi singer

Meenakshi Sinha, TNN Oct 3, 2013, 08.46PM IST NEW DELHI: Sanam Marvi, 27, is a popular Pakistani folk and Sufi singer who sings in Punjabi and Sindhi. Born in Hyderabad in a Muslim Sindhi family, she learnt her music from her … Continue reading

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Tribute to Sufi music: A night to remember – The Express Tribune

By Mavra Bari Published: May 13, 2012 Sufi poetry interpreted through a combination of violin and tabla. PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: Famous violin virtuoso Ustad Raees Khan, accompanied by tabla nawaz Ejaz Hussain, mesmerised audience at Nescom on Friday by making … Continue reading

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ORIENT 2011: The International Festival of Oriental Music

ORIENT 2011: The International Festival of Oriental Music May 11, 2011 By Laurence Boyce TALLINN – The only festival in Northern Europe dedicated to authentic Asian music brings singers from far flung regions such as India, Tibet and Burma to … Continue reading

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William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Sufism and the Path of Love

This is an interesting article by one of the pre-eminent western scholars of Sufism today. He deals with a subject that is, in my opinion, far too ineffable to really do justice to it in this kind of venue. But … Continue reading

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An artist's view of the Quran – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A wonderful review of what seems to be a very good and unusual art exhibit. Also, be sure to read down through the review to the description of 30 days, 30 Mosques which is a story of two people traveling … Continue reading

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YouTube – Stairway to Heaven – an excerpt

A remarkable story about the rebirth of Islamic art and culture coming out of a great tragedy. YouTube – Stairway to Heaven – an excerpt. In 1969, the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was attacked by a fanatic, and in the … Continue reading

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New book coming out soon preview – "Physicians of the Heart"

// http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/asw.js A new book, with amazing insight into the 99 beautiful names of Allah is very soon to be published. This past week I have had the blessing of sitting in sohbet and classes with one of the authors … Continue reading

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SOF: The Dignity of Difference

// http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/asw.js “Being” (formerly “Speaking of Faith”) is one of my favorite radio interview shows. Krista Tippet is a great interviewer and has a very eclectic interest in subjects about how we are in the world. Mostly faith based subjects … Continue reading

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Afghan love poetry – Pakistan Observer

Title: The Sufi’s Garland Author: MS Maasoom Publisher: Roman Books, Kabul (This book is scheduled to be available on Amazon.com at the end of March. This blog will notify readers at that time.) Sufi poetry has always emphasized a connection … Continue reading

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Dr. Susan Corso: 'Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad': Demystifying Islam's First Women

Dr. Susan Corso: ‘Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad’: Demystifying Islam’s First Women. Susan Corso says in her review: “Tamam Kahn, a Sufi, has written a remarkable book. Just as Anita Diamant gave us the Jewish matriarchs … Continue reading

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