90 Winter Issue 2016

Devotion

Troubled Waters

The Living Christ and Creation Spirituality

90 Winter Issue 2016

Editors’ Note This, the 90th edition of SUFI, shines a light on how the skeins of human experience can untangle…

Devotion

by Alireza Nurbakhsh My father who was also my master once told me that it is better to be devoted…

Troubled Waters

by Mark Nepo Robert is a man of pure yet troubled spirit and we have journeyed far these thirty years,…

Hasan Sijzi of Delhi and The Persian Ghazal

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by Rebecca Gould

In Hasan’s world, the composition of poetry was entangled in contestations of political sovereignty, even as the poetry of patronage was giving way to the verse of mystic union. The literary idiom cultivated by Hasan and his contemporaries viewed spiritual longing through the prism of worldly desire, as can be seen by the many meanings attached to erotic desire in the poem translated below.

The Prophet

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A new animation of Kahlil Gibran’s bestselling classic

ROGER ALLERS in conversation with Sholeh Johnston & Melissa Rothmann

Spearheaded by actress Salma Hayek, featuring some of the world’s most celebrated actors, musicians, filmmakers and animators, and written and directed by none other than Disney’s Roger Allers (Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Aladdin),