Author: Marian Brehmer

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

Iranian men exercising in a zurkhaneh, or "house of strength", in Shiraz (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Iran's zurkhaneh bodybuilders

Praying in the house of strength

A Hindu girl and Muslim girls take part in an interfaith Prayer for Peace ceremony (photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Moosa Raza's "In Search of Oneness"

What do the Bhagavad Gita and the Koran have in common?

Scene from the Moinuddin Chishti Sufi shrine complex in Ajmer, northern India (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The alchemy of fasting

Ramadan – a feast for spirit and soul

Bicycle parked along a track on the Sufi Trail (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The Sufi Trail

Anatolia through the eyes of a pilgrim

Qawwali performance at a Sufi festival in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Sufi musik: Qawwali ensemble "Fanna-fi-Allah"

Searching for God's love

Afghan journalists on the sidelines of the annual Nowruz celebration in front of the Blue Mosque in Mazar-i Sharif (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Press killings in Afghanistan

Afghan journalists forced to run a murderous gauntlet

Kurdish singer Aynur Dogan performing live on stage in Cologne, Germany, June 2014 (photo: Raimond Spekking/ CC BY-Sa 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons))

Album review: Aynur Dogan’s "Hedur"

Finding solace in the sounds of home

Afghan police guard an entrance to the university in Kabul (photo: Rahmat Gul/picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Afghanistan’s academics under fire

Must young Afghans be willing to die for an education?

Musician and ney virtuoso Kudsi Erguner (source: YouTube)

Album review: Kudsi Erguner's “La Melancolie Royale”

Ney music with a mission

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