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48 news items

ithaca.com

ithaca.com
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:16:28 -0700

Amir Khusrow was a member of the Chishti Order of Sufism, one that empahsizes love, tolerance and openness. In May, Fareed Ayaz and his Qawwal Troupe epitomized these ideals at a performance at the Brotherhood Synagogue near Manhattan's ...

CounterCurrents.org

CounterCurrents.org
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 07:31:03 -0700

Consider, for instance, these touching words from the Nafiʿal-Salikin, a Sufi text, about the Sufis of the Chishti order: “The principle of our Sufi order is to be at peace with Muslims and Hindus.” This sort of understanding and approach proved to be ...

The Hans India

The Hans India
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:00:56 -0700

The Chishti order was founded in a village called Khwaja Chishti (near Herat). In India, the Chishti silsilah was founded by Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti (born c. 1142) who came to India around 1192. He made Ajmer the main centre for his teaching. He ...
 
NYOOOZ
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:35:44 -0700

The Deccan too is known as the land of Sufi philosophers with the dargahs of Hazrat Syed Sharfuddin Soharwardi, in Hyderabad, and Syed Muhammad Hussaini Gesudaraz, also of the Chishti order, in Gulbarga, found here. These saints are regarded as ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:07:30 -0700

The Chishti Order khanaqas welcomed anyone, regardless of faith, race, or caste, and offered them food and shelter, spiritual guidance, psychological support, and counselling. By creating egalitarian communities within a stratified society, the Sufis ...
 
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 ...

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 Diplomat

The Diplomat
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:55:30 -0700

The Chishti Order of Sufism – which influenced the thinking and teaching of Guru Nanak – interpreted religion in terms of human service, inviting its followers “to develop river-like generosity, sun-like affection, and earth-like hospitality.” The ...
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