“Rabe'a al-Adiwiyah, a great woman saint of Sufism, was seen running through the streets of her hometown, Basra, carrying a torch in one hand and a bucket of water in the other. When someone asked her what she was doing, she answered, 'I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the...
I know very little about Sikh history. I will have to look around online for some good websites.
At the moment, I would love to hear about Sufis, Muslims and Hindus who befriended the Gurus and the Sikhi message.
I wonder if there are any books by Muslims and Sufis who hung...
It is said that this sloka was uttered by the holy tongue of Guru Sahib on a very special occasion. During one of his Udasi, he met Sufi Saint Shaikh Ibrahim (descendant in the lineage of Baba Shaikh Farid). During the conversation between them, Shaikh Ibrahim requested Guru Nanak to reveal him...
June 14, 2011
Pakistan's Sufi Muslims brave bombs to worship
A campaign of deadly suicide attacks fails to intimidate the mystic strain, which embraces tolerance and eschews the rigidity that characterizes hard-line Islamist doctrine.
By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2011...
The Islam That Hard-Liners Hate
By HUMA IMTIAZ AND CHARLOTTE BUCHEN
KASUR, Pakistan — In Pakistan’s heartland, holy men with bells tied to their feet close their eyes and sway to the music. Nearby, rose petals are tossed on tombstones. Free food is distributed to devotees.
Dance as a divine prayer
Soyesh H. Rawther
"Something … Some force… Someone that makes me dance." For Manjari Chaturvedi, the creation of Sufi Kathak as a medium of expression was not part of a conscious act. It came on its own as a quest, a search for the divine. “I see my dance as a prayer...
Sufi saints’ shrines in many police stations
Tribune News Service
A policeman stands guard in
the police station complex at Dirba
which has a shrine located in it . Photo by writer
Dirba (Sangrur), November 20
There are shrines of Sufi saints in many police stations in...
ISLAMABAD: In the ongoing series of attacks against the followers of Sufi tradition, the suspected hardline extremists exploded a bomb at the gate of a revered Islamic shrine in Pakpattan, 190 kilometres south of Lahore, killing six people, three of them women, and injuring 16 others.
Amarjit Khela interviews Sufi singer Satinder Sartaj on Apna Panjab TV, Sydney Harbor.
YouTube- Satinder Sartaz Interview in Sydney by Amarjit Khela 1(of 2)
YouTube- Satinder Sartaz Interview in Sydney by Amarjit Khela 2 (of 2)
from my blog...
fanna is the sufi term for annihilation of the ego, union with God. it literally means "extinction" or "death". poets use it to describe the complete loss of self in true love... or in sikh terms, "ek jot doe murti" - one light (soul) two bodies. the ultimate ideal for...
Having worked closely with Projectnaad, here's one of their output which I like to highlight on, though I was not part of preparing this :-
It will serve its purpose in propagating Sikhism amongst...
Rabbi: A maverick singer with Sufi spirit
Apun Ka Choice, CA - 4 hours ago
... music circuit. And the Sikh singer-composer-song writer has caught the fancy of many from Mira Nair to Amitabh Bachchan . A graduate ...
Reprinted from the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, December 1995 (with changes in orthography to HTML standards. NB: Turkish characters may not display on all Web Browsers.).
Copyright 1995 by the Middle East Studies Association of North America
Introduction to Sufi Music and Ritual...
In essence the poetry of Jallaludin Rumi, lovingly termed by his Turkish devotees ‘Mevalana’ (our Lord), is the exquisite poetic painting of the highest states of brahm-gyaan in the finest of imagery. Born into the 13th century, he is often ranked...