The spiritual teacher reveals how to deal with difficult times.
More than 300 people were killed in the attack at Al Rawdah mosque.
"[It’s] a religion for all times and all worlds ... I’m living proof," says Kristiane Backer.
“There are bruises and wounds inflicted by a club and dagger on the bodies of victims,” a doctor told reporters.
There's more to this Sufi mystic than meets the eye.
Today more than ever, love is in order. As an Iranian-American Muslim woman of color living with a disability, I grieve for our country given the results of the latest presidential election.
Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.
Unfortunately, in a country where independent media outlets are shut down or taken under government custody, a significant portion of Turkish citizens were made to believe -- through relentless pro-government propaganda -- that I am the actor behind the July 15 coup. However, world opinion, which is shaped by objective information, clearly sees that what is going on is a power grab by the administration under the guise of a witch-hunt.
Bloodshed has returned to Muslim-majority Kashmir, which is partitioned between India and Pakistan. Muslim leaders, and spiritual Sufis in particular, must be constantly wary of the penetration of Islam by trends that seek to increase instability in such difficult situations.
"Nobody worships the cows," he made clear, with a tone that was almost apologetic, seemingly aware of the tradition's potential to cause controversy. "These cows keep on roaming around, but no one puts any money into their bags."