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India, the land of mystics: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

Recently, we celebrated Independence Day with joy and gaiety. August 15 was the day when we Indians began to breathe the air of freedom. This freedom, of course, brought decent life and basic human rights back to us. However, we tend to forget the remarkable contributions of many who built our nation, particularly those who developed a composite Indian culture …

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Wahdat-ul-Wajud (unity of existence) & al-Wala wal Bar’a (loyalty and disavowal): Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

There have been two diametrically different beliefs and practices within Islam — Wahdat-ul-Wajud (unity of existence) and al-Wala wal Bar’a (loyalty and disavowal). The earlier stresses that all creations are one family of God, who is al-wadud, all-embracing and all-loving. But the latter buttresses that merely having faith in God is not sufficient. One has to show loyalty to some …

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MIR DARD’s DEVINE POETICS: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

Shama ki maanind is mehfil mein ham Chashm e nam aaye the daman -tar chale “ MIR DARD’s DEVINE POETICS ~Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Khwaja Mir Dard was among Delhi’s most prominent Sufi mystics and Urdu poets. Born in 1721, he was spiritually inclined since his childhood and was trained by his father Khwaja Nasir Andaleeb, himself a mystic of the …

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Sufis’ antidote to religious supremacism: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Asian Age

The Arabic word Haya’a (humility), which etymologically comes from the root letters of Hayat, meaning life or vitality, is highly significant in Sufi discourses. Most Sufi mystics have stressed the need for Haya’a for all spiritually inclined people. They particularly quote the hadiths — sayings and traditions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) — in relation to this spiritual conduct. Prophet Muhammad …

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Aaina-e-Hind (Mirror of Hindostan): Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Deccan Chronicle

Aaina-e-Hind (Mirror of Hindostan): Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Deccan Chronicle The 14th century Sufi mystic of Bengal, Syed Akhi Usman Sirajuddin, popularly known as Akhi Siraj is greatly revered as “Aaina-e-Hind” (mirror of Hindostan). One of the spiritual vicegerents of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, Akhi also attained closeness with Baba Fariduddin and acquired thorough spiritual knowledge from Shaikh Fakhruddin Zarradi. He founded …

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End sectarianism to realize Gharib Nawaz’s vision: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Kashmir Times

Shakeel Shamsi, the regional editor of the noted Urdu daily, Inquilab has written an interesting editorial titled “Maslaki Bughz-o-Inaad Ka Waseetar Hota Daira” (escalating scale of sectarianism). He laments that the sectarian conflicts among Muslims which were confined to Shias-Sunnis or later Deobandi-Barelwis are now escalating into the slugfests between Ajmer Dargah’s Sufis and the devout Barelwis. The puritanical Barelvi …

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Fight extremism in all forms and manifestations: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

On September 3, 2018, the World Sufi Forum (WSF), an apex body of Indian Sufi-oriented Muslims, wrote a letter to the UN Secretary, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), European Union (EU) and other international bodies. In this letter, the WSF called for enacting the international laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities. This letter has been written in the …

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Noor-e-Muhammadi: The prophetic light by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

From the first, Allah created the light of the eyes of his servants. Noor-e-Muhammadi is the prophetic light that entails the core spiritual essence of human life. Muslims believe that while creating this universe, Allah created his replica in the form of Noor-e-Muhammadi. That is, God first created the light of His prophet and then gave life to other creations …

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