Mysticism

The Influence of Islamic Mysticism on Judaism

A look at the subtle influence of Islamic mysticism on Jewish worship and thought from the Middle Ages to the…

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Kabir Das – A working class reformer and poet

Kabir Das remains a great inspirational presence for all those who stand up against the false authority of arbitrary use…

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Some thoughts on Symposium – A Dialogue penned down by Plato the great

It was a trend in Greek culture to have festivals where many artists, dramatists, tragedians, comedians, writers would present their…

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The Political and Cultural Relevance of Bulleh Shah’s Sufism in Contemporary Times

Bulleh Shah’s Sufi lyrics challenge social constructs and dualities while undermining the rifts between religions. By Hunardeep Kaur “Paapi na…

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American Scholar Dedicates His Ph.D. to Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

Brian Bond is a researcher at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Hailing from the department…

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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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