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Woman’s access to Dargah –Shrines to tolerance

Mohammed Wajihuddin | November 10, 2012, Times Crest Some Mumbai dargahs have banned the entry of women devotees into the sanctum. When the Sufi saints lying buried there didn’t discriminate between men and women, why should religious busybodies, ask liberal activists. Covered… Continue Reading →

#Invitation – Artistes travel across #Gujarat- Oct 29- Nov8 #mustshare

  AJWADI WATEY VIVIDHTA KA JASHN AN ARTISTS KARWAN TRAVELS ACROSS GUJARAT October 29- November 8, 2012   MALLIKA SARABHAI TO FLAG OFF ARTISTS CARAVAN ON OCTOBER 29, 2012 AT 3PM AT SABARMATI ASHRAM, AHMADABAD   CITY DATE Time Address… Continue Reading →

Sufi Balm for troubled times #Sundayreading

  Jay N Jayaram An urs, or commemoration of the death of a Sufi philosopher-poet-singer, began in Kasur/Qasur, in Pakistan on Friday, August 24, and someone posted a few lines on Facebook from a beautiful poem anyone – atheist or believer… Continue Reading →

Death threats over free speech

BY TAREK FATAH FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, APRIL 17,Toronto Sun Earlier this week, the Kuwaiti parliament voted to institute the death penalty against any Muslim who is judged by Islamic clerics to have insulted God. As medieval as this may sound to the… Continue Reading →

A Sufi message from a Pakistani President

Saeed Naqvi, April 9,2012, The Hindu Asif Ali Zardari must be applauded for choosing to visit the shrine of Chishti at Ajmer at a time of rising extremism in India and Pakistan. That Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Pakistan… Continue Reading →

Sunday Reading-Three sisters and Kabir

Mar 17, 2012, Women Feature Service (WFS) : Kamayani Bali Mahabal meets three sisters who took their interest in the weaver-poet, Kabir, to a new level. So just what is common between three sisters from South India: Archana Sundararajan, a… Continue Reading →

Lo fir basant aaya-Happy Basant Panchami

A short documentary film about Basant, the spring festival of the Sufis in north India. The video covers a day in the life of qawwals and Sufis at the shrine of Nizamuddin Aulia in New Delhi, India. The Sufi festival… Continue Reading →

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