Baba Nanak to Baba Farid

This is how the Sufis and mystics of South Asia viewed jihad, peace and the role of religion. Surely our extremists need to read…

Rumi on Love – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwFOVQRyVDQ…

The golden voice of Asha Bhosle (2008 concert in LA, USA)

NPR has featured Asha Bhosle (12,000 songs and the greatest of Bollywood divas) and her fabulous voice – this is what the text has…

Support the documentary on Dr Abdus Salam

had the pleasure of meeting these young men - Zakir and Omar - who are devoted to the life Dr Salam and have been…

Emperor Jahangir receiving his two sons, c1605-06

Succession intrigues:Emperor Jahangir receiving his two sons; an album painting in gouache on paper, c1605-06. Read the related story here: Power, then as now,…

I am a child of love

I profess the religion of love, Love is my religion and my faith. My mother is love My father is love My prophet is…

Magic moments – incredible photos on mysticism

Today, a magical photographer and a brave journalist Iason Athanasiadis, wrote to me after reading some of my comments in NYT. This is such…

Mystical Form of Islam Suits Sufis in Pakistan

Known here today as Data Ganj Baksh, or Giver of Treasures, the Persian-speaking mystic journeyed to Lahore with Central Asian invaders, according to Raza…

Mystical Form of Islam Suits Sufis in Pakistan

A NYT piece where I was quoted. LAHORE, Pakistan — For those who think Pakistan is all hard-liners, all the time, three activities at…

Mystical Form of Islam Suits Sufis in Pakistan

A NYT piece where I was quoted. By SABRINA TAVERNISE- LAHORE, Pakistan — For those who think Pakistan is all hard-liners, all the time,…

LAHORE, Pakistan — For those who think Pakistan is all hard-liners, all the time, three activities at an annual festival here may come as…

Abr mi barad-o man shovm-e az yar-e judaa (The cloud weeps…)

Amir Khusrau’s lofty couplet Abr mi barad-o man shovm-e az yar-e judaa Choon kunam dil becheneen roz zedildar judaa. Abr baraan wa man-o yar…

the two insomnias

“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two…

Two years and counting…

(Also published by The News) Given the average shelf life of any civilian government, it is almost miraculous that the incumbent government has survived…

Pakistan: democratic governance is the only way forward

(Also published by The News) Given the average shelf life of any civilian government, it is almost miraculous that the incumbent government has survived…

Two years and counting…

My piece published in The News Given the average shelf life of any civilian government, it is almost miraculous that the incumbent government has…

Two years and counting…

The obvious fallout of the media-government war has been a virtual blackout of what the civilian governments have achieved By Raza Rumi Given the…

democracy Two years and counting The obvious fallout of the media-government war has been a virtual blackout of what the civilian governments have achieved…

Rumi – Guest House

This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an…

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Man Kunto Maula

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