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Marian Brehmer

Marian Brehmer
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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.

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The Gift Of Travel

In times of Covid-19, travel seems like a distant possibility. Do we even need to move to know the world? A reflection on the many dimensions of travel.

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Land Of Portals

A visual journey through Morocco capturing markets, mysticism and mosaics in 24 images.

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"Lebanon Is Like A Laboratory For The World"

Interview: How Danièle Chikhani, a Beirut-based architect and photographer, experienced the explosion of her city and what it takes for a wounded nation to heal.

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What Would Hagia Sophia Say?

The Hagia Sophia symbolizes wisdom and mystery. Its reconversion into a mosque triggered many contrary reactions. An essay to grasp the essence of this great monument.

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My Friend Ali

When I met Ali in Aleppo, I would have never thought the city could soon descend into a terrible war. A story of friendship, loss and reunion.