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Mystic Mantra - Waris Piya: Our collective spiritual consciousness

Before Holi comes, invoking the blessings and significance of such mystics is vital to our collective spiritual consciousness.

22 Feb 2020 3:25 AM

Mystic Mantra: The Bowl of Saki - Sufi Inayat’s words of wisdom

In one of his discourses, The Art of Being and Becoming, Hazrat Inayat relays that “the first sign of realisation is tolerance towards others.

06 Feb 2020 2:16 AM

Mystic Mantra: The mystic of Mehrauli

Popularly known as Qutb Saheb, he was the spiritual and intellectual successor of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer.

18 Jan 2020 3:08 AM

Mystic Mantra: Death anniversary or Urs, it’s an occasion to rejoice for Sufis

Urs means “wedding” and in Sufism, death anniversaries of mystics are celebrated as wedding ceremonies.

14 Dec 2019 6:16 AM

Mystic Mantra: Prophet Muhammad — The messenger of mercy

The traditional reciters of Milad, popularly known as milad khwans, beautifully explain the Sirah (lifetime and message) of the Prophet (pbuh).

09 Nov 2019 12:40 AM


Mystic Mantra: Habba Khatoon — The Nightingale of Kashmir

Habba was among the few Kashmiri women who found their way to the echelons of power as the Queen of Kashmir’s famous King.

07 Sep 2019 6:54 AM

Mystic Mantra: Kashmir’s Mahbub-ul-Aalam: Beloved of the World

Makhdum Sahib’s entire lineage was known for an intellectual legacy and an ethics-based spirituality (Tariqat).

10 Aug 2019 5:50 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sha’rani in the ‘Madrasa Discourses’ project

More to the point, Sha’rani’s seminal work al-’Uhud al-Muhammadiyya is a guiding light for the modern seekers in Sufism.

27 Jul 2019 12:08 AM

Mystic Mantra: Gwalior’s Sufi mystic and the yogic experience

Besides a Shattari Sufi pioneer, Ghaus Gwaliyari was one of the first translators of yoga texts to Persian in the 16th century.

15 Jun 2019 2:08 AM

Mystic Mantra: Ramazan - The month of mercy

Ramazan offers an opportunity to emulate the glorious social characteristics of the Prophet (pbuh).

04 May 2019 12:45 AM


Mystic Mantra: Celebrating the Shab-e-Bar’at

Replete with divine bounties and spiritual blessings, Shab-e-Bar’at assumes a great festive flavour in India with fireworks and lighting of homes.

20 Apr 2019 6:03 AM

Mystic Mantra: Ibn Rushd’s reflections on spirituality

After the catastrophes of the two World Wars, we are now fated to see the biggest tragedy of the 21st century.

03 Apr 2019 1:41 AM

Mystic Mantra: Id-e-Gulabi - A Sufi celebration of colours

This syncretic culture in India was actually inspired by the holiest Sufi saint of Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and his disciple, Amir Khusrow.

23 Mar 2019 6:29 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sufi Basant — Mosaic of multiculturalism in India

For Hindus, Basant Panchami is dedicated to Saraswati who is venerated as a deity of wisdom.

19 Feb 2019 5:24 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sufis on ethics and politics

Some Sufis even warn of the toxic effects of mixing religion with politics.

19 Jan 2019 6:30 AM


Mystic Mantra: Sufis on haya’a, takabbur and iman

Prophet himself was an epitome of modesty and humbleness, as several hadith narrators, like Ibn Umar, have reported.

26 Dec 2018 6:34 AM

Mystic Mantra: Akhi Siraj and his spiritual radiance

An extremely modest Sufi, Akhi Siraj spent all his short-lived life in the wider dissemination of spiritual intellect in the vast land of Bengal.

28 Nov 2018 12:44 AM

Mystic Mantra: Love in the truest sense

Devotion to Prophets is one of the basic creeds of Islamic faith.

14 Nov 2018 5:51 AM

Mystic Mantra: Lalla Arifa - A Sufi-Shaivite lady

At the same time, Lalla’s poetry came crashing down on the parasitic forms of ritualism and false religiosity.

10 Nov 2018 7:11 AM

Mystic Mantra: Kashmiri mysticism

Rishi-Sufis focused not only on spiritual pursuits but also social, economic and cultural development of the Kashmir Valley.

22 Oct 2018 6:02 AM