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The Islam of the Taliban is far removed from the popular Sufism practised by most South Asian Muslims
Nauheed Cyrusi in ‘Anwar’
Brian McDonagh saw a movie about the Whirling Dervishes, a sect of the Sufi religion where practitioners get so caught up in music, they spin around and around. The spinning forms an important part of their religious observance.
`Love's nationality is separate from all other religions.
The lover's religion and nationality is the Beloved(God).
The lover's cause is separate from all other causes.'
Photo by ALIA Agency
BOUNDARY-PUSHING: Niyaz — Azam Ali, Loga Ramin Torkian
and Carmen Rizzo — incorporates ancient Sufi poetry
into heavily electronic, percussive music.
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2007 Declared 'International Rumi Year'
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), evaluating the Culture and Tourism Ministry's offer, has decided to commemorate the 800th birthday of Mevlana Jalaladdin-i Rumi, a prominent mystic of Islam, in all member countries.
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