16th Jumada ath Thani Urs Imam Ghazali, Tus, Iran, 505AH

Tomb of Imam Ghazzali (ra)

Hazrat Muhammad ibn Ahmad, Abu Hamid al-Tusi al-Ghazali [Imam al-Ghazali] (450-505) in Tus, Razavi Khorasan, Iran. Imam Ghazali was the “the Proof of Islam” (Hujjat al-Islam), “Ornament of the Faith,” “Gatherer of the Multifarious Sciences,” “Great Siddîq,” absolute Mujtahid, a major Shafi‘i jurist, a Philosopher, a great debater and expert in the principles of doctrine and those of jurisprudence. May Allah shower His blessings upon him.

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15th Jumada ath Thani Urs Shams Uddin Turk Panipat 716AH

Shamsuddin Turk – Panipat

Khawaja Shamsuddin Turk was the most distinguished spiritual heir of Sabir Kalahari, served such an awesome man for 24 years and never left him. When grew knowledgeable of intrinsic learning and heart illuminated of Divinity, his teacher ordered him to enlist himself into the royal army and bring about reformation among the soldiers. Under the orders of the teacher Shamsuddin Turk joined the royal army. Once Sultan Ala-Uddin Khilji invaded Chittor but the fort could not be won. Continuous seige of Chittor annoyed the Sultan. He therefore approached Shams-Uddin Turk to pray to God for the victory. He prayed and the Sultan won it.

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A Sufi state of mind

Artistes unite in celebration of Sufi thought and poetry across regions and religions at a three-day festival

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5th February (CE Calendar) Urs Of Inayat Khan, 1926CE, Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi

Tomb of Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, Delhi ©Imam Salim Chishti

Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, a brilliant Indian musician, came to the West in 1910 at the behest of his Sufi teacher, Sayyed Muhammad Abu Hashim Madani, who charged him with a mission: to harmonize East and West with the music of his soul.

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The music of the soul

If words come out of the heart they enter the heart. If they come out from the tongue, they do not pass beyond the ears” goes a Sufi saying and Sufi music seeking to discover truth by deepening one’s relationship with the creator is steeped in mysticism and poetry that emerges from the heart. It is this quality that makes Sufi music universal and beyond narrow divisions says Smita Bellur, the country’s first female Hindustani vocalist who has been accepted into the lineage of traditional Qawaals.

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