My friend Asma Hasan is blogging at Glamour Magazine about the presidential election. Do check her out, but as she says, she's a Republican, and I am most assuredly not, so don't be surprised if you read very different things over there. Enjoy!
A Mystical Journey - Sufi Music and other Expressions of Devotionfrom the Muslim World is a Golden Jubilee International Programme featuring artists from Algeria, Bosnia, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Syria performing music from various Sufi and other esoteric traditions of Islam. A Mystical Journey seeks to express the rich diversity of devotional expressions in Islam reflecting different geographies, languages and traditions. Though different in form, these acts of devotion are common in their peaceful search for the divine and represent the pluralistic traditions and mystical unity among different communities of interpretation within the Muslim world.
New York performance date is April 5. Tickets and more information can be found at: http://theismaili.org/amj
Today is the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday. Most Muslim celebrate this day to acknowledge that God sent us a message, a messenger, and a role-model. The day is used to remind us of God's blessings and our struggle to live up to the highest ideals of the faith. Eid Mubarak.