Monday, January 23, 2012

Islamic Culture
23 Jan 2012, NewAgeIslam.Com
One of the Greatest Sufi Poets Waris Shah in America

By Waris Husain

Dec 16-22, 2011

…..the principles of Sufism came to life in Western industrialized societies not by spiritual design, but out of necessity. There is no doubt that Waris Shah would critique capitalist societies for their focus on material wealth and excess. Still, Waris Shah would reflect on the mix of temples, churches, and mosques that dot the American landscape and feel his ideas of tolerance and common-humanity came to life. Sufism turns this critique upside-down by agreeing that the Mosque and State must be separated, but not in order to preserve the State, but in order to preserve religion or spirituality itself. -- Waris Husain

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