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  • Research journal on Sufism

    HYDERABAD: The University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah, on Thursday launched a research journal on Sufism...

    Titled Mystic Thoughts, the journal contains 10 research articles by eminent scholars on promotion of Sufism, peace, tolerance, justice and social equality...

  • Trends in global Sufism discussed

    KARACHI: Discussing some of the current major trends in global Sufism here on Monday, Dr Marcia Hermansen, director of the Islamic World Studies programme at Loyola University, Chicago, linked these to preacher/politician Tahirul Qadri and analysed how Qadri sahib was applying these trends in what she termed ‘new Barelviism’...

    The scholar was giving a lecture titled ‘Beyond Barelviism — Pakistani Sufism in the Light of Trends in...

  • Interview: ‘Sufism is not a living culture anymore’

    Anyone who has acquired education in Pakistan cannot escape historical inaccuracies they are forced to study during their academic life...

    Similar was the case with historian Dr Azfar Moin, son of doctors in the Pakistan Army, who grew up in Jordan and Rawalpindi and studied at Cadet College Hasan Abdal...

  • Liberal groups propose Sufism as antidote to militancy

    KARACHI: In order to look for a ‘counter-narrative’, the state and the people must look towards Sufism “because it is the best counter-narrative in itself”...

    Asad Iqbal Butt of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), a few members of local parties, writers and columnists participated in the discussion...

  • Sufism is our first defence against terrorism: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

    PPP Chairmain Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that sufism is the country's first line of defence against terrorism...

    "Our first line of defence against extremism is sufism and its message of peace, and it will be beneficial for us if we were to add its message to our curriculum," Bilawal said in answer to a question about adding Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's ideology to the Sindh curriculum...

  • Bhitshah conference demands teaching of sufism at all academic levels

    BHITSHAH: Inclusion of sufis’ teaching in the syllabi right from the primary to university level was among several demands made through the resolutions adopted at the first ‘Shah Latif Aalmi Tasawwuf Conference’ organised under the aegis of the Pakistan Mashaikh Ittehad Council (PMIC) within the courtyard of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s shrine on the eve of the 273rd urs of the great Sufi saint on Monday...

    The revenue generated at each...

  • Sufism can counter extremist tendencies: Egyptian scholar

    KARACHI: Prof Dr Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Hashim, vice president of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, has said that Sufism can and is playing an effective role to counter extremist tendencies in the Muslim world because it teaches its adherents tolerance towards followers of all faiths and ideologies...

    ”The scholar, who is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of organisers of the 27th ‘Annual spiritual workshop’ being organised in the city by...

  • SMOKERS’ CORNER: SUFISM'S CONTESTED SPACES

    For example, the political scientist Mansoor Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, in his 2016 book Karachi in the 21st Century: Political, Social, Economic & Security Dimensions, writes that Sindh is not contiguous to Afghanistan or Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which have been ravaged by years of religious militancy and radicalisation...

    Secondly, Al Nahyan states that Sindhis have historically espoused Sufism and rejected orthodoxy... ...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

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