Mysticism

Sarmad Kashani: The incredible story of the Persian Sufi Jewish saint

Born around 1590 to a Jewish merchant family in Kashan, Iran, Sarmad supposedly received a thorough Jewish education, but later…

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From Sindh to Andalusia: The Life and Times of Sufi-Flamenco Star Aziz Balouch

Aziz Balouch, a young singer and Sufi devotee, went on to dedicate his life to the exploration of the deep…

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Poet of the People: The Time and Kalam of Bulleh Shah

When Bulleh Shah died in 1757, the local Imams termed him as heathen and refused to lead his funeral prayers.…

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Bhagat Kanwar Ram – Great Sufi Saint and Singer of Sindh

He was always seen wearing a long kurta and carried a red turban on his head. He loved and used…

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Wishing Stone Towers: A unique way of faith-healing

The believers use to erect the pagoda-shaped stone towers, as Buddha’s remains are placed at a stone pagoda. It is…

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Mystic Women of Sindh

In Tharparkar, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan and many other districts of Sindh, one hears the names and tales of many…

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Jalal Chandio – A Trendsetter In Folk Sufi Music

Jalal Chandio, who passed away on Jan.10, 2001, sang the works of rural poets which were representative of our indigenous…

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Reforming Mysticism: Sindhi Separatist Intellectuals in Pakistan – Part-V

[This article explores the emergence of a network of young intellectuals from rural and mostly peasant background, and focuses on…

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Reforming Mysticism: Sindhi Separatist Intellectuals in Pakistan – Part-IV

[This article explores the emergence of a network of young intellectuals from rural and mostly peasant background, and focuses on…

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Reforming Mysticism: Sindhi Separatist Intellectuals in Pakistan – Part-III

[This article explores the emergence of a network of young intellectuals from rural and mostly peasant background, and focuses on…

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