Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sufism – a Quest for Eternal Truth

All are invited to a free talk on Islam's Sufi traditions in the context of other faiths, particularly Buddhism, organized by the Asian Classics Institute (Singapore).

Date:          July 1, 2013 (Monday)
Time:          7.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue:       #02-45 Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road, Singapore

For more details and registration, please visit Asian Classics Institute.


  1. Assalammualaikum. I'm a Muslim n new to yr blog.
    Dervish dancing is not his teaching and was invented after the passing of the Prophet.
    Why is it associated to Islam? The Prophet left the Quran and his Sunnah. I cant imagine the shy and humble Prophet in a trance, swirling in a big skirt!
    Is it necessary to present a simple concept of Islam or for that matter God, in the guise of 'mystism' just to capture the Western/non Muslim audience?

  2. WS and thank you for your comment.

    Sufism did not develop to 'capture the Western / non-Muslim audience.' Sufism is a natural offshoot of a dynamic religion with universal appeal.

    Additionally, Islam is not a unitary religion. It allows for varying interpretations within a fundamental framework.

    As the Sufi proverb suggests, 'There are as many paths to God as there are souls in the world'

    Kind regards,