Adivasis and the Indian State: Facing govt apathy and discrimination, Kashmir's Gujjar Bakarwal tribe struggles to preserve nomadic way of life
Facing discrimination and government apathy, several Gujjar and Bakarwal tribals in Jammu and Kashmir have sacrificed their tradition of a ‘moving life’ for a relatively peaceful and sedentary lifestyle
Toll rises to 10 in suicide blast outside Lahore's Data Darbar Sufi shrine, at least 25 injured; Imran Khan condemns attack
A bomb blast, targeted at security forces guarding the Data Darbar Sufi Shrine in Pakistan's Lahore district, has killed at least eight persons, including five police officials, media reports have said.
Under the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night's April edition will feature performances by the Sufi singer Mooralala Marwada followed by the neo-folk fusion band, Neeraj Arya's Kabir Café.
Rumi's teachings, principles of Sufism show why abstaining from animal slaughter is crucial in search for divine love
Stop killing animals, treat them with love and respect as another form of God and see how your happiness increases.
Indian Muslims must heed Jordan's King Abdullah's message: Ending takfirism key to getting rid of radicalism
Jordan’s importance for Indian Muslims lies in an inclusivist non-takfiri (not accusing other Muslims of apostasy) interpretation of Islam which King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein championed through the Amman Message
To be held at the Qutub Minar in Delhi on 18 November, The Sufi Route pays homage to the ancient roots of Sufi, folk and poetry
Kashmir unrest: Once a bastion of religious pluralism, the Valley is now a battleground of militancy
While the Kashmiri youth choose between terrorism and tourism, the government’s job is to address their ideological predicament.
Muslims’ self-imposition of the beef ban could be an endeavor to restore the religious syncretism in India
The diwan of Ajmer shrine is also reported to have taken a pledge that he and his family ‘would never have beef for the rest of their lives’. This pledge is avowedly aimed at an ‘effort to stop communal disharmony’ in the country.
Syed Zainul Abedin, spiritual head of Ajmer Sharif Dargah and Chishti order of Sufism talks of why he thinks it is important to support the beef ban and make cow the national animal
Any politician in India even remotely willing to tackle the Kashmir muddle must acknowledge that the language of unrest in the valley has changed. It's calling the Kashmiri youth to become soldiers of Islam, not for the creation of a separate nation-state
Indian Muslim clerics' detention is symptomatic of a disturbing, systematic attack on Sufism in Pakistan
The recent case of the detention of two Indian Muslim clerics shows how Sufi-oriented people and Sufism is being systematically targeted in Pakistan today.
Gilgit-Baltistan move and Hizbul chief's video reveal Pakistan's true Islamo-fascist agenda in Kashmir
Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and Islamabad's move to formally annex it will be in blatant violation of every agreement, resolution and declaration.
Esin Çelebi Bayru, the granddaughter of Rumi, 22 generations removed, spoke about his life, his love for God and the tradition he left behind
While at one end the Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind is using Sufism to appeal to the liberal Muslims in India, its rejection to identify it as a part of Islam shows its dual political stand, which also spans across issues like Triple Talaq and uniform civil code
Rekha Bhardwaj spoke with Firstpost about her love for Sufism, creative collaborations with husband Vishal Bhardwaj (the filmmaker), and the songs she's sung in his film Rangoon
India’s belated effort to adopt of a more pro-active role after decades of insular approach was welcomed by representatives and experts with some wondering reasons for India’s disengagement with a region that was its natural neighbourhood.
Operations are essential against the hardcore but military solution is not the key, population being the centre of gravity.
Is Sufism dying out even at the Dargahs and Khanqahs (Sufi shrines), which imbibed an egalitarian tradition of inclusiveness?
Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taez,
Good-governance and restoration of Kashmiriyat are keys to the peace and prosperity of Kashmir, not talking to the Islamist separatists.