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The goal of the Halal Monk project is to revive the tradition of encounters and debates between monks, preachers and artists of different faiths. The Halal Monk, a Christian theologian, does so through conversations with influential spiritual leaders, academics and artists of the islamic world as well as through personal reflections on a series of Qur'an verses.

God's signs
04/20/2014

We are constantly surrounded by signs of God's presence. Sadly enough this divine presence is often ignored - also by Muslims and Christians.

Ziauddin Sardar - Critical Muslims, transmodern tradition
04/03/2014

A conversation on tradition, transmodernity and the art of criticism with a British-Pakistani polymath full of relentless intellectual energy.

Reward and punishment
03/20/2014

Our soul is so intimately connected to God that none of our actions can get lost. Just like they leave a trace within history, they leave an imprint on our soul.

Amir Sulaiman – The Poetry of Creation
03/04/2014

A conversation with an amazing def poetry artist on the importance of words, the poetry of creation and the sneaky Smeagol in all of us.

Dr. D. Latifa - Normative Islam
02/19/2014

A thoroughly thought provoking conversation on mysticism, petro-islam and femininity in religion.

Muazzam Fateh Ali Khan – Sufis, extremists and Madonna
02/04/2014

An conversation with a great Qawwali singer who continues the tradition of his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Tahir Hameed Tanoli – Reflections on Iqbal
01/20/2014

The life and spirit of Alama Muhammad Iqbal.

Mithu and Gonga Saien – Drums, drugs and devotion
01/06/2014

In the cool breeze of the night a smell of hashish invited me into the crowds that were gathered around some drummers.

Ahmad Rafique Akhtar - Researching God
12/19/2013

One day, I found myself in a room on the roof of Dr. Akthar's house, surrounded by about ten of his students.

Abdida Parveen - Sufi Kalam
12/04/2013

Abida Parveen is not only Pakistan's most accomplished female singer of devotional music, but she’s also one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music worldwide.

 

 

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