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Sufi Whirling

Our collection of paintings on Arab delights primarily feature Sufis and their dances.

In order to understand the depth of these paintings, it is vital that one primarily gets acquainted with the concept of Sufism and what it is all about. 252 more words

Controversial Texts, Mystery Funds: On The Trail Of Saudi-Style Islam In India

All India | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Sonal Matharu and Manas Singh) | Updated: September 25, 2016
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Much is made of funds pouring in to promote Saudi-style Islam in India (known as Salafism or Wahhabism), and of its influence, but what is the ground reality? 690 more words

Arab World

Strangers No More: Catholic Monastics in Dialogue with Other Faith-Traditions

The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men… The Church, therefore, exhorts her sons, that through dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions… recognize, preserve and promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the socio-cultural values found among these men.

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4th September 2016

The Sufis advise us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through three gates. At the first gate we ask ourselves, “Are these words true?” If so, we let them pass on; if not, back they go.

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In any aspect of our deen it is important to be balanced, to not fall into extremes of partisanship either for or against but  to look at the evidence and tease out the truth of the matter with balance and fairness. 118 more words


The lunatic, the lover and the poet, are of imagination all compact

“The lunatic, the lover and the poet, are of imagination all compact.”

The statement appears in Shakespear’s play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Somebody who does not confirm to our logical mind, we call him/her mad. 529 more words

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