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Review – Sufism: The Heart of Islam

Sadia Dehlvi’s latest offering, “Sufism: The Heart of Islam”, traces the history of Sufism, the major Sufi silsilas or Master-Pupil chains, the early Sufis, the essence of the Sufi ‘experience’ and the foundation of Sufism in faith or deen. She speaks with passion and clarity and leavens her narrative with personal observations and experiences. Continue reading

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Sufism: The Heart of Islam (New Book by Sadia Dehlvi)

Sadia Dehlvi’s book is a timely addition to the debates on Islam, Sufism and its accessibility and reader-friendliness. Whilst exploring the core of Sufi thought, the book traces the extraordinary lives of the early Sufis including the companions of the Prophet (PBUH), their sayings, and their emphasis on the purification of the heart. Continue reading

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Assembly Elections – Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram

Results of the five assembly elections throw a mixed bag with Congress winning three (Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram) and BJP retaining two (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh). Continue reading

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Invitation: Performance Traditions Among The Indian Muslims

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Cordially invites you to an eight day event Continue reading

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My Travels to Delhi

Delhi’s present day chaos cannot belittle its grand past, which created a civilisation and shaped the contours of Indo-Muslim identity Continue reading

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Holi’s Muslim History

Though Holi may be a Hindu festival it has a Muslim history too. Continue reading

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Indian Muslim Organizations And Leadership Disputes

Frequent infighting and split among Indian Muslim organizations are harming the community. Continue reading

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Siesta At Hazrat Nizamuddin

A retiring refuge in this noisy city. Continue reading

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Raza Rumi – A Pakistani About Town

A budding writer from Lahore visits the city of his beloved author. Continue reading

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To Work Or Not To Work

Do women work for themselves and should men care? Continue reading

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