Listen to audio by ABC net Australia on ‘The Sufi Sprit’ with London based Sufi scholar, Reza Shah-Kazemi and Hebrew University scholar, Sara Sviri

The Sufi Spirit ***** Listen now Download audio Broadcast: Sunday 27 November 2011 6:00PM Prayer that brings a permanent awareness of the Divine Reality is the aim of Sufism first and foremost, which London based Sufi scholar, Reza Shah-Kazemi, believes is the key to its universality. Sufism’s mystical universalism is what interests Hebrew University scholar,…

Nasir Khusraw – The Splendour of Wisdom by Nooruddin Jalal

(He who seeks- shall find)- Sufi Proverb The area of Badakhshan (Eastern Afghanistan, Southern Tajikistan and Northern Pakistan) is blessed with the highest mountain peaks: Lenin Peak, Tirichmir Peak, Pamir Peaks and so on but there is no Mountain high enough to praise Nasir khusraw’s personality, even writers find themselves dumb whilst praising him. Ocean…

When I die – Rumi, ghazal number 911 (via My Caravan of Dream)

When I die when my coffin is being taken out you must never think i am missing this world don’t shed any tears don’t lament or feel sorry i’m not falling into a monster’s abyss when you see my corpse is being carried don’t cry for my leaving i’m not leaving i’m arriving at eternal…

Muslim art and cultural expression opens doors to interfaith dialogue in Houston

Source: The Ismaili “Dancing Dervishes”, a double-page composition from an illustrated manuscript of the Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa‘di, Iran, ca. 1615. Photo: Courtesy of the Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Inst. From the intricacy of calligraphy and the mysticism of Sufi dance, to the illustrative legends that explode on canvas, Islamic art forms have captured the…

Iran opens Mowlavi research center – Press TV

Mowlavi’s tomb, Konya, Turkey Iran’s Philosophy and Wisdom Research Center has opened its Mowlavi research center with the aim of increasing public awareness about the Persian Sufi poet. “The center will focus on ‘mystical literature’, ‘religious art’ and ‘Mowlaviology’,” head of Iran’s Philosophy and Wisdom Research Center Gholam-Reza Avani told ISNA. “The center has also…