Sufi Stories

TaleTown.Org multimedia English short stories of Sufis like Bulleh Shah & retold tales with Sufi quotes, Sufi sayings & Sufi poetry of Sufi masters like Rumi & Omar Khayyam (For traditional Islam & Muslim stories specifically - see Islamic Stories)

  • Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun

    Malika PukhrajMalika Pukhraj's iconic rendition of Hafeez Jalandhari's urdu nazm ‘Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun’ made them both legends in Indian sub-continent.

    Lyrics explained.

  • Diderot’s Old Dressing Gown

    Statue de Diderot“Master the Diderot Effect”, Rosh said simply, “Diderot’s story had a lesson. That poverty has its freedoms; opulence has its obstacles.”

    “Hundreds of years before Diderot, Kabir preached the same message. That less is more. Be happy as you are. मन लागो मेरो यार फकीरी में (mann laago mero yaar fakiri mein).”

  • God Will Provide!

    Thousand Lights Mosque..."God has never forsaken me", he answered, "He provides for the insects, for birds, for animals, for trees. He has always provided for me. And, he will continue to provide."

    "God helps those who help themselves", she whispered, "Trust in God, but keep your powder dry."

  • The Allah Of Mecca

    Hajj 2010 / 1431H"No," said Kabir, "but please give my regards to the Allah of Mecca."

    The friend was puzzled.

    "Is there a different Allah in Mecca?" he asked.

  • The Sound Of Silence

    Cosmic Consciousness"Subroto asks that if a physical entity like phosphorous can glow on its own, why cannot another physical entity like sound do the same?"

    "Is it because our paradigm of properties of sound with respect to our sound apparatus doesn't allow us to experience this?"

  • Unsoiled By Muddy Paths

    Muddy PathA pristine Mai Loi, unsoiled by muddy paths on a dark rainy night, is delivered by her husband Kabir to a grocer.

    So, she can sleep with him to repay their debt...

  • What Is Mine?

    HutWhat is mine? What is yours? Is it borrowed wealth or real capital?

    What is this world, this life? These possessions, these relationships?

    Insightful Sufi story...

  • Who Am I?

    ChariotAm I my body or my mind? My consciousness or my memories? Or am I a sum total of all of these?

    Discover some pointers in this old Buddhist story or this Sufi song...

  • Why Do We Seek?

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    Who am I? Where have I come from and where am I going?

    They are questions, which have their common source in the quest for meaning, which has always compelled the human heart. In fact, the answer given to these questions decides the direction which people seek to give to their lives.