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'The silent majority of Muslims are not Wahhabi'

Based in New Delhi, Sadia Dehlvi is a noted columnist who has written extensively on Islam, Sufism and Muslim-related issues. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, she talks about the need for......

The double standards over conversions

The million-dollar question that begs for an answer is: Why is it that an amateurish attempt to convert a handful of Muslims by fringe Hindu elements garners so much attention while large-scale......

The different shades of childhood

Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com captures the different faces of childhood at a Mumbai fair. Children can find joy in the simplest of things. This was evident in the 10-day long fair, held in honour......

In defence of religious conversion

Banning conversion would harm Hinduism by taking away the need for reform, argues Amberish K Diwanji. The country has been in a bit of a flap after news reports about the 'ghar vapasi' programme......

Champions of peace Satyarthi, Malala receive Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi pose with their medals during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony . Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix/Pool/Reuters......

Tourist trains to connect pilgrim centres

Aiming at boosting domestic tourism, Railways on Tuesday announced several tourist trains connecting pilgrim centres across the country. Special pilgrim circuits like Devi Circuit, Jyotirling......

Bauls to come under medical insurance

In the first-ever initiative for the 'bauls' of rural Bengal, the folk baladeers now come under medical insurance. To honour and support the cause of 'bauls', whose stringed 'ektara' is unique......

Vote! Bollywood's best sufi songs

In the earliest Bollywood movies, Sufism was represented in the form of qawwali which in turn made its way from dargahs (shrines). Mixing it with pop influences, Hindi movies began using......

Bollywood condemns Pakistan terror attack

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities. Bollywood fraternity expressed their shock over the Pakistan school massacre in which at least 84 students were among more......

Veena Malik, husband sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy

Controversy queen Veena Malik has landed in the eye of yet another storm.She, along with the owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV, and her actor husband Asad Bashir Khan, has been......

Review: Raja Natwarlal's music grows on you slowly

Since debutant Yuvan Shankar Raja brings in new sounds with this album, he deserves a few hearings, writes Joginder Tuteja. Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has composed for over 100 films down South, makes......

Review: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is all show, no reality

Are you all set for Palak Dikhhla Jaa, asks Raja Sen. It’s not what I expected, that’s for sure. Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and various (mostly weak) dancers......

Hermanpreet hat-trick helps India down Malaysia in Johor Cup

Hermanpreet Singh did the star turn with a hat-trick of goals as India enhanced their chances of qualifying for the final of the Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup with a convincing 4-2 victory over......
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Manoj Kakkar
Q. Your favorite Sufi Singer ??
Manoj Kakkar:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/your-favorite-sufi-singer-/28011031/answers/

Sulekha khuntdar
Q. Which famous musician is believed to have invented the Tabla?
Sulekha Khuntdar:  A. I DON'T KNOW WHAT & TO WHOM CALLED SUFI SINGER BUT KAILAS KHER , NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN ..... HANS RAJ HANS ....... ..... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-famous-musician-is-believed-to-have-invented-the-tabla/27787589/answers/28011049

KHUSHI
Q. What does the term SUFI means ??
KHUSHI:  A. Indian Sufi poet and musician Amir Khusro in the 13th century, more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-does-the-term-sufi-means-/27545002/answers/27787597

Vilas Deshpande
Q. what is the difference between gazal and qawali?
Vilas Deshpande:  A. The Sufi is the person who searches for completion and for the Truth of God. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-gazal-and-qawali/27337333/answers/27545017

jaya
Q. Whats the meaning of " Sayonee '' . Might be a Sufi word ?
Jaya:  A. The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today's Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/whats-the-meaning-of---sayonee--.-might-be-a-sufi-word-/27269434/answers/27337352

  Web results for Sufis
Song from the heart

On a recent visit to India, Shafqat Ali Khan spoke about his songs in Jaanisaar, his love for Sufi music and his fascination with fusion. The... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/shafqat-ali-khan-talks-about-his-songs-in-jaanisaar-and-his-love-for-sufi-music/article6708102.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
ISIS Beheads Sufi Accused of Practicing Black Magic

Terrorist group Islamic State (aka ISIS) has released pictures of a man being beheaded, who they accused of being a 'sorcerer'. It was later... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/isis-beheads-sorcerer-jihadists-execute-sufi-accused-practicing-black-magic-617707
200 Pakistani pilgrims denied entry into India

Around 200 Pakistani pilgrims headed for a Sufi shrine in Indian Punjab have been refused entry into India, a media report said Friday.The... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a514591.html
Voice of terror

The rise of Mullah Fazlullah-the Taliban leader who claimed responsibility for Peshawar massacre Fazlullah is not an established Islamic cleric but... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mullah-fazlullah-taliban-peshawar-school-attack/1/407642.html
Radio Mirchi salutes Punjabi music industry

From Sufi to Hip-Hop, Folk to Rap, Filmy to Pop, the grand arrangement to salute the Punjabi music industry left each artist and fan mesmerized. It... ...

http://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/95490/radio-mirchi-salutes-punjabi-music-industry/

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