Navid Kermani on Christianity: With his book "Ungläubiges Staunen" – (In English "unbelieving awe"), compares Christianity with Islam, particularly with Sufism and Shiite faith on Jesus

Navid Kermani on Christianity: “The awe of a loving unbeliever” — Qantara de article by Ulrich von Schwerin With his book “Ungläubiges Staunen” (literally “unbelieving awe”, as yet unavailable in English), Navid Kermani delivers a fascinating reflection on Christian art and religion. The German-Iranian writer looks at Christianity with a curiosity and an earnestness that…

One-Day Conference on Sufism, Peace & Democracy — @Pakistan Ki Awaz, AAJ TV

From Rumi till Khuwaja Fareed, all the Sufi saints were Muslims , have no doubt about that”, this was stated by Dr. Jawed Hassan Chandio, chairman Sariki Department, Islamia university of Bhalwalpur concluding the one day conference on “Sufism, Peace and Democracy” organized by Women Media Center Pakistan in collaboration with Rumi Love Foundation supported…

Rajasthan, India: Sufi Festival 2015|Naghpur (03 nights) Jodhpur (03 nights) from 13th – 15th February| Watch past videos

Sufism goes beyond religion. It’s a direct connect with the Creator in the quest for personal enlightenment and self realization, transcending churches, temples, mosques and their rituals. It finds expression in mystical poetry, music and dance. The World Sacred Spirit Festival in Rajasthan brings together amazing artists from across India and around the world in…

Music in Persian Mysticism — By Henry Corbin

 On the Meaning of Music in Persian Mysticism  By Henry Corbin (Introduction given at le cité Universitaire May 19th 1967, on the occasion of an evening of Persian  music, poetry and  dance.  L’Iran  et la Philosophie, Fayard 1990. This translation appeared in Temenos 13, 1992, Translated by Kathleen Raine) I would like to suggest, in…

Essay: What is Sufism? — By A.G. NOORANI on Frontline India

Rooted in the Quran, Sufism is the quest for the Divine within man. There is a rich record of interaction between Sufis and Hindus, a large number of whom believe in Advaita (non-duality). By A.G. NOORANI   Jalaluddin Rumi , the greatest mystical poet of Islam. (…) The Quran exhorts man to read the signs…

Fes,Morocco: 20th Fes Festival from 13 to 21 June 2014 with musician and artists from seven continent, this year theme- ‘Conference of the Birds, Journey of Cultures’

  About Fes Music Festival Morocco is one of the prime tourist destinations in the world and the charm of this country is only enhanced by its multicultural and unique atmosphere. Morocco has something for all kinds of travelers whether a person is looking for an adventure, a spiritual journey or a relaxing holiday; Morocco…

The Mystical Visions of Ibn Arabi – Diana Steigerwald on Amaana org

The Mystical Visions of Ibn al-‘Arabî (d. 1240) – Dr. Diana Steigerwald California State University (Long Beach) “Whatever may be the philosophical doctrine to which we adhere, we observe, as soon as we speculate on the origin and the cause, the anteriority and the presence of the Feminine.” – Excerpt from the Fusûs al-hikam of…

Passion of Pakistani Sufis infuriates Taliban — The Times of India com

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan: Yielding to the hypnotic beat of drums and the intoxicating scent of incense, the woman danced herself into a state of trance, laughing and shaking uncontrollably alongside hundreds of others at Pakistan’s most revered Sufi shrine. Swathed in red, the Sufi colour of passion, she shouted invocations to the shrine’s patron saint…

Pakistan: Need to promote Sufism among youth stressed — Business Recorder com

Federal Secretary Ministry of National Heritage and Integration Gul Muhammad Rind Tuesday stressed the need to promote Sufism among youth to pave the way for a tolerant and peaceful society. He was addressing a seminar on “Intellectual Dimensions of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo and International Peace” organised by Muslim Institute in collaboration with Iqbal International Institute…