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Sadia Dehlvi

Mystic Mantra: Muharram — A month of spiritual renewal

In Islamic traditions, the 10th of Muharram, is said to be amongst the most blessed of days.

15 Sep 2018 6:02 AM

Mystic Mantra: No space for ‘I’ in Sufi doctrine

One of the most striking aspects of the female Sufis is the certainty expressed in their relationship with God and His love for them.

28 Aug 2018 12:49 AM

An engagement with the almighty

Haj is a set of rituals that takes place in and around Mecca each year in this month of Zil-haj, the last and 12th month of the Islamic calendar.

16 Aug 2018 2:28 AM

Mystic Mantra: Heart’s nature is to constantly turn

Sentences using the ‘heart’ as a metaphor to indicate guidance and righteousness are mentioned multiple times in the holy book.

02 Aug 2018 6:09 AM

Mystic Mantra: Ibrahim— From king to ascetic

Ibrahim was a wealthy king whose palace was full of gold, silver and precious gems.

21 Jul 2018 12:26 AM


Mystic Mantra: Bishr al Haafi: The barefoot Sufi

Bishr al Haafi is one of the famous early Sufis of the ninth century. His real name was Bishr ibn Harris.

10 Jul 2018 1:16 AM

Mystic Mantra: Khusrau — A true son of soil

Amir Khusrau is remembered as one of the founders of the syncretic traditions of Hindustani culture.

23 Jun 2018 6:02 AM

Mystic Mantra: Jesus — Knower of divine mysteries

Sufis have forever expressed profound reverence for Jesus, regarding him a perfect Sufi master and knower of divine mysteries.

22 Dec 2017 5:25 AM

Mystic Mantra: The right message of Islam

The Prophet taught to love the one God, emphasising that the path leading to him consists of kindness, compassion and moderation.

09 Dec 2017 1:58 AM

Mystic Mantra: Divine love means surrendering to God

Muhasibi had serious political and doctrinal difference with Mamun, the caliph of Baghdad.

10 Nov 2017 2:42 AM


Mystic Mantra: How Malik became a true Sufi

Malik Deenar was the son of a Persian slave from Afghanistan.

27 Oct 2017 1:44 AM

Mystic Mantra: Let’s be humble, we come from him

The Sufis teach that if you are aware of your humility, then you are among the arrogant ones.

14 Sep 2017 2:08 AM

Mystic Mantra: Haj — To set out for a higher destination

Hajj, has always been seen as a kind of spiritual death, for it is a meeting with God.

24 Aug 2017 12:20 AM

Mystic Mantra: Benefits are trials too

True thankfulness in one’s heart is manifested through the conviction that all bounties come from God.

17 Aug 2017 12:48 AM

Mystic Mantra: Nuri’s philosophy of divine love

Nuri became the spiritual leader of the Hululs, an extreme faction of the Baghdad circle of Sufis.

25 Jul 2017 2:38 AM


Mystic Mantra: Amir Khusrau — The ardent disciple

Khusrau played a key role in the evolution of Hindustani classical music.

13 Jul 2017 5:35 AM

Mystic Mantra: Be humble to seek God

The Sufis teach that if you are aware of your humility, then you are among the arrogant ones.

01 Jul 2017 4:22 AM

Mystic Mantra: Ramzan— A time to cleanse one’s heart

Ramzan is that special blessed month which is visiting us this time of the year.

14 Jun 2017 12:41 AM

Mystic Mantra: Union with the divine

The Sufi path is an inward journey to understand who we are, where we come from and what happens to our souls after death.

17 May 2017 3:15 AM

Mystic Mantra: World and its sphere

According to Islam human beings are not corrupt by nature.

06 May 2017 12:12 AM