How Association With Corrosive Power Mutated Idea Of Sufism

The idea of 'Sufism', which in its present form has little to do with saints and their teachings, has long mutated with the association of those helming shrines purely by virtue of heredity with corrosive power, patronage, and vanity When Mardan Shah, better known as Pir Pagara, died in 2012 in Pakistan’s Sindh province, it … Continue reading How Association With Corrosive Power Mutated Idea Of Sufism

What USSR’s Collapse Has To Do With Politics, Wars Of Putin

Vladimir Putin felt a sense of humiliation over the collapse of the USSR, the country he deeply loved, and for him, it was the 'greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century' By Sameer Arshad Khatlani Vladimir Putin was in the thick of things when the Communist block crumbled with the fall of the Berlin Wall. … Continue reading What USSR’s Collapse Has To Do With Politics, Wars Of Putin

Warren Lanes Where Khomeini Polished Revolutionary Theory

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini developed wilayat al-faqih (the rule of the jurist theory), the basis for the Iranian political system, during his 15-year exile in a small house in the warren alleys ringing the shrine of the Prophet's son-in-law, Caliph Imam Ali, in Iraq's Najaf