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Understanding Meaning of Sufi Dervish Whirling

Sufi Whirling Ensemble or Samaa, often referred as Sufi Dancing is a spiritual ritual attributed to Mevlana Rumi, a form of meditation he performed connect to God and discover Self. Today it is performed by...

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Arif and Irfan: Letter by Wazir Dayers

An ‘ārif is someone who possesses ‘irfān, i.e. knowledge or wisdom that is not obtained through the ordinary senses, but in a mystical way. Such a person might therefore be an enlightened one. An...

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Influence of Sufi Music in the West

  The influence of Sufi Music is so vast that many Westerner don’t know anything about Islam yet listen to ‘Allah Hoo’ song as I witnessed myself at Sufi concerts held in London many...

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Sufi Story: Hazrat Shabli and Eunuchs

  Shabli once disappeared from Baghdad, no one knew where. At last he was discovered in a house of eunuchs, sitting with humid eye and dry lips among these grotesque creatures. His friends said:...

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Lyrics of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s tracks

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a versatile singer. Besides being recognized by critics as the greatest Qawwal ever born, Nusrat Sahib was equally adept at Urdu Ghazal singing, Hamd O Naat and Punjabi Folk songs. Nusrat Sahib...

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Sufi Story: A King Questions A Dervish

  A king once saw a man, who, though clad in rags was working in the way of self-perfection.   He called him and asked: ‘Who is the better off, you or I?’ The...