Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble | Indian American Magazine | Events | San Jose CA | India Currents

May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Presenting the ancient sufi tradition of qawwali with deep devotion & ecstatic rhythms, the internationally renowned Sufi Qawwali ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah will visit San Francisco during their 20th annual tour, carrying the flame of tradition, devotion and mysticism.

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Kutbah 5/18/2018 – Ramadhan and Mercy

السلام عليكوم

Rasool allah (SAW) has said “The first part of Ramadan is a mercy……………”

Are we taking advantage of this mercy? Do we accept the mercy of Allah (SWT) for us and are we merciful towards others?

I am always amazed and pleased when I see the evidence of the upsurge of Islam in this country. I remember I read an article about the call that Islam has to people of Hispanic Origin in this country and elsewhere. I have several contacts in Mexico of people who have converted to Islam and I also want to tell you a story that happened to me a few years ago. Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak!

Wishing all a blessed Ramadan – may it be filled with Allah’s blessings. May your fast be easy and may your spirit be uplifted with prayer and with closeness to Allah (swt).

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29th Shaban Urs Hazrat Sayed Abu Hashim Madani (ra) Hyderabad 1325AH/1907CE

Hazrat Syed Abu Hashim Madani (ra)*

He was the mureed of Muhammad Hassan Jili ul Kalimi and the Murshid of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, may the peace of Allah (swt) be upon all of them. His dargah is in Hyderabad, India where he taught.

*The picture purports to be of him but this is not certain.

There is only one virtue
and only one sin
for a soul on the path:
… virtue when he is conscious of God
and sin when he is not.

-Hazrat Syed Abu Hashim Madani

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The shimmering, khamosh dargah


It is among the few structures to have incorporated classical European elements within its architecture.

Hyderabad: Crowded lanes, recalcitrant two-wheeler drivers, rash four wheelers and you make a right turn hoping the lane is large enough for a vehicle. And then the surprising roominess, the attempts at modernity among the traditional. Many cars are parked outside and then the haleem hundi that stays tightly shut, waiting for the month of Ramzan when it will be cooked and served to all. Continue reading

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