Sadia Dehlvi: An Inimitable Friend Indeed

I had never imagined that I would be writing an obituary of a soulmate. The idea is daunting and shattering, to say the least.…

The Martyrs of Karbala

By Sadia Dehlvi We are in the beginning of Muharram, the first month of the lunar Muslim Hijrah Calendar. According to authentic prophetic traditions,…

Sufi hearts in Delhi

This was published in The Friday Times in the May 22-29, 2009 issue Getting a visa to India is a nightmare for ordinary mortals.…

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…

Sadia Dehlvi’s book – Sufism: the Heart of Islam

Finally Sadia Dehlvi’s book, Sufism: The Heart of Islam (HarperCollins), is published and was launched last week in Delhi. India’s eminent writer Khushwant Singh…

My painting – “Raheem and Kareem”

¬†Rahim & Karim – Acrylic on canvas – 12″ x 18″ This is a small painting that I created in December 2007. I wanted…

Journeying into mysticism (noted as one the best articles of 2007)

Indian Muslims Blog is now two years old. The IM team have compiled the best articles published at the blog in 2007. Shameless as…

Ideology of intolerance

Sadia Dehlvi forwarded her insightful article that rightly argues how the fringe (notably the Wahabite sect) in Islam has distorted the faith of learning…

Women Sufis of Delhi

One of my favourite verses of the Quran is Surah Al Azhab which makes it clear that spiritual blessings are intended for both righteous…

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya-The Sultan of Hearts

The Sultan of Hearts Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya contribution by Sadia Dehlvi The 6th of last May marked the 682n AD/703 Hijri death anniversary or…

Delhi-the threshold of Sufis

By Sadia Dehlvi I Love Delhi, for it is the city of my birth and it is my prayer that I may die here,…

On Mukhtaran Mai (Book Review)

Sadia Dehlvi has sent me this book review that was published by the Hindustan Times. Mukhtar Mai In the Name of Honour: A memoir…

Indian Muslims – “A Story of Betrayal”

Sachar Committee Findings: A Story of Betrayal by Sadia Dehlvi The findings of the Sachar committee report on the status of Indian Muslims are…