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 |  8-minute read
Militancy in kashmir, Sufism, Kashmir crisis, Amarnath Yatra

The Amarnath pilgrimage and our search for Kashmiriyat

How this year's Yatra goes will show whether Kashmir has retained its 'special' quality - and the right to demand special status.


 |  6-minute read
Khwaja Garib Nawaz, Islam, Sufism, Urs

Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's Urs: Why death anniversaries of Sufi saints are celebrated as weddings

When death is a time to rejoice, and not to grieve.


 |  9-minute read
Sufism, Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Rajput Karni Sena, Padmavati

What history can and can't tell you about Alauddin Khilji and legend of Padmavati

Sufism tells us to control nafs, or ego. Those protesting against the film should perhaps read Jayasi's epic and draw lessons from it.


 |  5-minute read
Violence, Rishi, Islam, Pellet Guns

Kashmir needs to once again be the seat of Sufism

What is most heart-rending is that for the last three decades, the Valley has turned into hell.


 |  4-minute read
Minorities, Sufism, Religious Tourism, Islam

India's faith tourism must recognise imprints left behind by Islam

The responsibility to spearhead tourism involving sites revered by minority religions falls on the government.


 |  Retrofit  |  5-minute read
Terrorism, Sufism, PDP-BJP, Kashmir

We need to save Kashmir from jihadis

The current ruling coalition can neither deliver good governance nor effectively fight the jihadis.


 |  4-minute read
Pakistan, Islamic Terror, Sehwan sharif, Sufism

Sehwan Sharif attack aftermath: Pakistan is growing intolerant of Sufism

Some citizens have been trying to erase all that was once beautiful and syncretic about their shared past with India.


 |  4-minute read
Indian Muslims, Sufism, Islam

Sufism can fight ISIS, spread true message of Islam

It has the capacity to change minds and hearts.


 |  3-minute read
Sufism, Modi Sarkar, Communalism

Modi government needs to go Sufi

The NDA, instead of being defensive, should simply speak the language of love and peace.