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Marian Brehmer

Marian Brehmer
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City Of Hafez

Iran's national poet is said to have preferred Shiraz over paradise. These photos might give us an idea why.

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Preserving The Lost Sounds Of Syria

In the years before the Syrian civil war started, an American punk rocker set out to record sacred Christian and Sufi chants.

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Visiting The Mezquita With Ibn ‘Arabi

A short meditation on visiting Cordoba's famous mosque-cathedral through the words of Sufism's "great master."

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Gli And The Feline Guardians Of Istanbul

Cats have been a distinct feature of Istanbul since time immemorial. A look into the special relationship the city has with it's four-pawed residents.

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Peace Through Listening

An interview with Yoav Peck about a project that aims to build heart-to-heart connections between Israelis and Palestinians.

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The Pashtun Gandhi

A portrait of the little-known Pashtun peace leader Abdul Ghaffar Khan who dedicated eighty years of his life to inner transformation, non-violence and social reform.

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An "Ostad" In The Real Sense Of The Word

Iran's vocal maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian embodied the timeless beauty of Persian music. On the occasion of his death I recalled our two meetings.

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Walking Upon The Earth Humbly

Interview: Tarik Quadir on how Islamic teachings can help us realign our relationship with nature and what a Bangladeshi village has to teach about holistic living.

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Explorations In Bollywood

From a night with Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor to worshipping the eternal blockbuster at a Mumbai film temple.

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Sacred Inclusion

What if we could connect to one another through our common Essence? This story from a Turkish mosque reminds me of this aspiration.

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The Valley Of Light

Witnessing the pristine beauty of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Province in 16 images.

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Becoming A Pilgrim On The Sufi Trail

What does it take to revive an ancient pilgrimage route? A conversation with Sedat Çakır and Iris Berzuijen, founders of the Cross-Anatolian Sufi Trail.