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The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:45:00 -0700

Many would read the global war on terror as a Samuel Huntingtonian self-fulfilling prophecy; witnesses would most likely identify it as a tragically wrong hypothesis. There are clearly many fault lines within Islam, some of which are deepening ...
 
The Asian Age
Tue, 19 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

One of my favourite dargahs is that of Sheikh Salim Chishti in Fatehpur Sikri. A famous Sufi of the Chishti order, he comes from the family of Baba Farid Ganj-e-Shakar of Punjab. Born in Delhi, the young mystic moved to the town of Sikri with his ...
 
Times of India
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 16:41:32 -0700

The Chishti Order is a Sufi order which arose from Chisht, a small town near Herat, in western Afghanistan. It was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami in about 930 CE (Christian Era). Before returning to western Asia he trained and deputed the son of local emir ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:04:46 -0700

Moinuddin Chishty (1141-1236), who hailed from Sistan region of eastern Iran, travelled to India and introduced and established the 'Chishti' Order of Sufism at Ajmer. It was mainly after emperor Akbar, who undertook a journey on foot from Agra to ...

TwoCircles.net

TwoCircles.net
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:01:22 -0700

A famous shrine of Bu Ali Shah Qalander is situated in the city and about this sufi saint of Chishti order, it was said that he was very popular and had received fragrance (Bu) of Muhammad. I had the fortune of visiting the shrine resonating great ...
 
The Asian Age
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:11:15 -0700

His treatise, Kashkol, is considered important devotional literature by followers of the Chishti order. The Shaykh taught that union with God is marked by an unconscious and trance-like state resembling death, except that in death one does not partake ...
 
Mainstream
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:51:39 -0800

His mentor and friend, Nizam-ud-din Auliya, a Sufi of the Chishti order, kept his distance from the Sultans and made a point of asserting the distance. A few centuries later Ekanath in Maharashtra also questioned the control exercised by formal religion.

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:44:03 -0800

If you ask dervishes where to find God, they will not tell you a place but a person. God is found within self, and what better way to find self than a Sufi fest? For centuries Sufism has been helping people connect themselves with their inner self and ...
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