Sufism in Pak in contested space

Book Title: Soul Rivals: State, Militant and Pop Sufism in Pakistan Author: Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Ranjit Powar Nadeem Farooq Paracha might have well picked another name for his tongue-in-cheek narrative, Soul Rivals: State, Militant and Pop Sufism in Pakistan. The Church and the State have always

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The stanzapelters

Locals attempt to douse a fire in houseboats at KoniKhan, Dal Lake in Srinagar, last month. Three houseboats were charred . (PTI)

Three poets, three different sensibilities, one Calcutta-based publisher and one common theme

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14th Rajab Urs Hassam Uddin – Sambar, Rajasthan, 741AH

Hassam Uddin

He was the grandson of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti (Garib Nawaz)


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14th Rajab Urs Masood Salar Ghazi, Bahraich, India, 424AH/1032CE

Salar Masood Ghazi

Bahraich is very famous because of the Dargah of Hazrat Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, a famous eleventh century Islamic saint and soldier. His Dargah is a place for reverence for Muslims and Hindus alike. It was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. It is believed that people taking bath in the water of this Dargah become free of all skin diseases. The annual festival (Urs) at the Dargah is attended by thousands of people coming from far-off places of the country.

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