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Role of the ‘Pir’ in Popular Islam

Role of the ‘Pir’ in Popular Islam

(This post comes from the writings of Vivienne Stacey. Vivienne was a pioneer thinker, researcher and writer who spent many years working in Pakistan and was a mentor to many…

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The “Problem” of Prayer: Part 1

The “Problem” of Prayer: Part 1

The way in which most Christians communicate with God is through prayer. The word ‘prayer’, in English, covers a wide variety of types of prayer, from liturgical prayers to free-flowing…

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Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Constance Padwick, introducing her classic book Muslim Devotions, commented, “In Islam, as in any other faith, a stranger desiring not to remain a stranger could best feel the pulsing life…

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Remember God

Remember God

As I walked over the railway bridge in a Middle Eastern city, I glanced at the walls, where advertisements for local shops had been plastered. Over the posters, in crude…

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Women in Sufism

Women in Sufism

Many Muslim women around the world talk of their longing to know God: and this has been discussed in some of the 1 In his book “The Revivication of the…

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