SONYA KASSAM – Following In Shahbaz Qalandar’s Shadow

I’ve been fortunate to meet some wonderful people through the WP platform. Here’s someone with a rare talent, depth and sensitivity, whose every post makes me pause, reflect and re-read.

On the occasion of Sindhi New Year, this is her wonderful piece about a Sufi saint who lived in the subcontinent and is revered by Hindus & Muslims on both sides of the Indo-Pak border (his shrine is located in the Sindh province of Pakistan). Sadly, fanatics bombed it last month in the mistaken belief that his tomb is a heretical site. It’s a wish I have that I might visit it one day, inspite of me having an Indian passport. Inshallah!

Over to Sonya, may her pen never stop writing…

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

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