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2012: A Prophecy and a Prayer

Are we facing a global catastrophe or a golden age, or both? As 2012 comes closer with its Mayan prophecies of the end of time, we are being forced to face the realities of an ecological disaster on a global level. What does this mean to us now, in this present moment?

Compass of Truth

The execution of the Mughal crown prince Dara Shikuh by order of his brother Aurangzib was a crime that sent ripples down through the ages. A religious pluralist with a deep commitment to mystical hermeneutics,  Dara Shikuh had the makings of a brilliant ‘philosopher king.’ His religious, cultural, and political outlook was profoundly imbued with the legacy of his great-grandfather Akbar, who elevated the Mughal Empire to the status of a premodern superpower by uniting Hindus and Muslims under the principle of sulh-i kull, ‘universal peace.’ As heir apparent, Dara Shikuh awaited the day when he would mount the Peacock Throne and revive Akbar’s syncretic vision.

In The Footsteps of Prophets

Building on the theme of planetary prophetology introduced in previous webcasts, Pir Zia speaks about the nature of prophetically-inspired action in today's world. Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Seven Pillars' President, is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is also the President of the Suluk Academy and founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. Pir Zia holds a Doctoral degree in Religion from Duke University and is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award.

No Less than the Prophets, Hagar Speaks

In this video, Tamam Kahn talks about the story of Sarah and Hagar and shares her poem No Less Than The Prophets, Hagar Speaks at Seven Pillars’ Inauguration.

Awakening to the Prophetic Call

If religion is a body, prophecy is its beating heart. The message of the prophets is at once a warning and a blessing, a call for the creation of a better world and a revelation of the perfection that already indwells in the human soul. Heard as a single sacred symphony, the voices of the prophets carry a message that leads not to the past but to an as yet unrealized future, a visionary rendezvous beyond the morass of materialism, fundamentalism, ecocide and war. Please join us for this evening as we explore the prophetic call of our time.

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