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Read the First Alphabet and be Free!

By Bulleh Shah Translated by Muzaffar A. Ghaffaar Read the first alphabet and be free The first alphabet became two bodies, then four Then became thousands, lakhs, a crore From there became countless more The unique alphabet’s dot a lone … Continue reading

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Every moment love’s a new surge of spring

By Bulleh Shah Every moment love’s a new surge of spring The lesson of love-rapture when first I read The mosque my heart began to dread Into the Thakur’s abode I fled Where a thousand conches sing Every moment love’s … Continue reading

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Update: Floods in Pakistan

Every day the magnitude of this flood disaster in Pakistan is increasing. Some 20 million people have now been effected. Pakistan and its people are going through a terrible time, especially with this flood. The images speak for themselves. They … Continue reading

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DEC: Pakistan Floods Appeal

Over 1,000 people are reported to have died with that number likely to rise as more information becomes available. About 2.5 million people are believed to have been affected by the floods which may worsen as further rain falls and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare-Iqbal Festival of World Poetry & Music

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Sufism and Pakistan

Sufi’s are lovers of truth. The message of Sufis, the mystics who touch our mind and soul, is universal. Because of truth, richness, and its down to earth approach, Sufi philosophy finds a following amongst elite as well as the … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS: Can Sufi Islam counter the Taleban?

Some believe that Pakistan’s mystic, non-violent Islam can be used as a defence against extremism (Photos: Kamil Dayan Khan) By Barbara Plett BBC News, Lahore It’s one o’clock in the morning and the night is pounding with hypnotic rhythms, the … Continue reading

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