Articles By Meher Murshed

Meher Murshed is the author of Song of The Dervish, a book that details the lives of Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro. It recounts true stories of why people, cutting across religion, visit Nizamuddin Auliya’s dargah 700 years on. Meher is also a journalist. Twitter Account -

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusrau through the lens of a young photographer Aalok Soni

More than 700 years ago, this khanqah bustled with activity. The troubled would be given solace and the poor would be fed.  Nizamuddin Auliya knew poverty well. He had gone hungry too. He wouldn’t be able to sleep at night because someone had gone hungry somewhere. The khanqah was the home of faith. The nobleman… continue reading

Nizamuddin Auliya: Amir Khusro’s soul       

It was 1253, Saifuddin Shamsi, a Turk, was celebrating the birth of his second son in Patiali. Saifuddin lived next to a man with a gift for prophecy. The man glanced at the baby and said: “You have brought someone who will be two steps ahead of the poet Khaqani.” Abul Hassan Yameen Al Deen… continue reading

If rain can grow sugarcane, man can realize the Divine – the story of Shaikh Muhibullah

O’ Beauty of Truth, the Eternal Light! Do I call you necessity and possibility, Do I call you the ancient divinity, The One, creation and the world, Do I call you free and pure Being, Or the apparent lord of all, Do I call you the souls, the egos and the intellects, The imbued manifest… continue reading

This Path is not about religion: Just faith

The lyrical notes enveloped his senses. He was mesmerized. A band of wandering minstrels was exhorting Moinuddin Chishti. And just then Moghul emperor Akbar was enveloped by a yearning; he had to go to Ajmer. It was sometime during the 1560s. The emperor travelled to the shrine to pray and distribute money among the poor… continue reading

An apple that ravaged a Sufi’s soul By Meher Murshed

Abu Saleh Mousa Jangi Dost lived sometime in the eleventh century in Naif town in the district of Gilan, present day Iran. He had renounced the world and wandered from village to village, town to town, in search of the truth; to tread the path of the just. One day he was weary from his… continue reading