Moin-ud-Din Khwaja Maharaja- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

LAHORE: The state, the police, the law and the general public are all to blame for the lack of rule of law in Pakistan,…

Baba Farid, Nanak and jihad

Allah, Farid, juhdi hamesha Au Shaikh Farid, juhdi Allah Allah. Acquiring Allah’s grace is the aim of my jihad, 0 Farid! Come Shaikh Farid!…

The teachings of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

1. The heart of a lover is like a furnace of love. Whatever goes into it is burnt to nothingness because there is no…

Suicide Bombers Strike Sufi Shrine in Pakistan

I was quoted in this piece – wish the references were made in a less tragic context. By SABRINA TAVERNISE and WAQAR GILLANI :”Suicide…

Tere mayaar pe poora na utarne wale

Tere mayaar pe poora na utarne wale Mansab e ishq se mazool nahin ho sakte – Perveen Shakir…

Lahore tragedy – a rememberance

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Summer yellows

Summer yellows, originally uploaded by Jahane Rumi. I have been wanting to take pictures of Amaltaas trees that are still blooming despite the awful…

Lahore – a video

Fawzia Afzal Khan’s video – mysterious, flippant, fun and soulful Enjoy…

Rumi on Love – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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

Eighteen years later…

It took eighteen years to locate a friend. Much like a star, the moon, a constellation and an ancient river my friend R has…

The body is manifest; Life’s spirit is hidden

When a dispute arises as to the ownership of the husk, the husk belongs to the one who possesses the kernel. The heavenly sphere…

Journalism

My writings for the Pakistan weekly The Friday Times My articles published by The News, Pakistan My writings for DAWN newspaper My articles for…

Humanitarian Crisis of NWFP – Urgent Appeal

Let us all us join hands to alleviate the sufferings of the people who need our help Situation Background North West Frontier of Pakistan…

MIRACLE WORKER EXPLORES SUFISM

By Archana (Mail Today) WHEN it comes to weaving a web of words, no one does it as well as Khushwant Singh. The nonagenarian…

Another Incarnation

By PANKAJ MISHRA THE HINDUS An Alternative History By Wendy Doniger Visiting India in 1921, E. M. Forster witnessed the eight-day celebration of Lord…

Ranjha and beyond

    Ranjha – a painting by Sabir Nazar…

I never knew it

By day I praised you And never knew it. By night I stayed with you And never knew it. I always thought that I…

Let’s adore one another

come on sweetheart let’s adore one another before there is no more of you and me a mirror tells the truth look at your…

spiritual windowshoppers

These spiritual windowshoppers, who idly ask, “How much is that?” “Oh, I’m just looking.” They handle a hundred items and put them down, shadows…
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