Author Archives: Imam Salim Chishti

17 June – Urs Hazrat Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin west, 2004CE

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, was his father’s (Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan) successor and during his fifty years as head of the Sufi Order International (now succeeded by the Inayatiyya) became an internationally-recognized spiritual teacher and master of meditation. He was … Continue reading

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The keeper of Afghanistan’s poetic past

Behind the walls of Kabul Public Library, an 81-year-old poet kept the tradition and spirit of Afghan Sufi poetry alive. By Lynzy Billing6 Jun 2021 On a crisp March morning in 2020, gridlocked cars honk noisily at a roundabout opposite a … Continue reading

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Divine beauty

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28-30 Shawwal, Bulleh Shah, Kasur, Punjab, 1757CE

Bulleh Shah lived in the same period as the Sindhi Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhatai (1689–1752). His lifespan also overlapped with the Punjabi poet Waris Shah (1722–1798), of Heer Ranjha fame, and the Sindhi Sufi poet Abdul Wahab (1739–1829), better known by his pen name Sachal Sarmast. Amongst Urdu poets, … Continue reading

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I will run towards you

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