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Book Review: Onus on the moderate Muslim to reclaim Islam’s heterodox legacy

The predominant view about Sufism is that it exists outside Islam as a cult born out of the admixture of Hinduism with the Prophet’s faith

11 Apr 2021 8:15 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sha’rani in the ‘Madrasa Discourses’ project

More to the point, Sha’rani’s seminal work al-’Uhud al-Muhammadiyya is a guiding light for the modern seekers in Sufism.

27 Jul 2019 12:08 AM

Strands of life blended with science, spirituality and Sufism

For the exhibition, Vishal developed a series of 14 paintings and nine wall installations/ sculptures.

21 Nov 2018 12:08 AM

Sacred Pushkar: A festival that celebrates music

Pushkar, the tiny township that does not really qualify to even be called a town has an ancient link with spirituality and music.

08 Oct 2018 12:06 AM

Mystic Mantra: Mir Dard’s divine poetics

Dard believed that mastering the art of expression is a God-gifted skill and a mark of “manhood” (adamiyat).

09 Aug 2018 6:48 AM


Mystic Mantra: Heart’s nature is to constantly turn

Sentences using the ‘heart’ as a metaphor to indicate guidance and righteousness are mentioned multiple times in the holy book.

02 Aug 2018 6:09 AM

Page ‘Turner’ about life

The writer is a healer who has traipsed through deep introspection to unearth little known realisations about yourself.

04 Jul 2018 1:15 AM

Mystic Mantra: Jan-e-Janan — Soul of the souls

Many other Western scholars of Sufism who have delved deeply into his thoughts have arrived at the same conclusion.

26 May 2018 4:52 AM

Mystic Mantra: The mystics in white

According to Sufi teachings, the path to experiencing the divine presence starts within.

30 Jan 2018 4:06 AM

Mystic Mantra: The mingling of two oceans

The “two oceans” referred to in this book implies Vedic culture and Islamic spirituality.

23 Sep 2017 6:47 AM


Mystic Mantra: Khusrau’s creed of love, unity

The essence of Sufi doctrine of Wahdat-ul-Wujud (Unity of Being) is also universal.

28 Jul 2017 1:34 AM

Mystic Mantra: Union with the divine

The Sufi path is an inward journey to understand who we are, where we come from and what happens to our souls after death.

17 May 2017 3:15 AM

Mystic Mantra: Banda Nawaz — The Deccan sufi

Banda Nawaz believed that in order to connect the hearts of people, there should an amalgamation between their languages and local dialects.

28 Apr 2017 5:49 AM

Mystic Mantra: The Imam of true sufism

Imam Junaid developed the Sufi doctrine of fana and baqa, that came to define the Sufi philosophy.

22 Mar 2017 2:32 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sufis — Men of feelings

On the theme of experiencing God, Ghazali further elaborated on the 99 names of Allah.

10 Mar 2017 2:48 AM


Mystic Mantra: Arabi’s path of unconditional love

In fact, the soul of Islam has been protected by mystics like Ibn Arabi, who harboured the inclusivist and pluralistic spirit of Sufism.

03 Mar 2017 6:39 AM

The soul of Sufism

Pakistani author Reema Abbasi spreads the message of unity and love by Khwaja Moeenuddin Chishti in her latest book.

15 Feb 2017 12:13 AM

Mystic Mantra: Rediscovering Sufism

The polished heart becomes a mirror that catches the light of truth and reflects it in one’s consciousness.

21 Dec 2016 1:16 AM

Immersed in the divine

Those who pronounce mystical inclinations without being in this higher state are far away from the purpose.

23 Nov 2016 1:06 AM

Rediscovering Sufism

The foundation of Sufism is the life-determining belief in God.

22 Nov 2016 7:06 AM