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Entries by Stephen Schwartz from 11/2011

Saudi Arabia at a Dangerous Crossroads?

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Religion

The future of the Saudi rulers, who represent the most prestigious institution of power in the Muslim lands, is unpredictable. The "unity" of the opposed King and new Crown Prince could turn into open conflict.

Hajj: What It Has Become and What It Should Be Again

| Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion

Millions of Muslims are satisfied to celebrate at home, while waiting for Mecca, Medina and Hajj to be freed from the grip of the Wahhabis and to regain their past splendor -- a spiritual, not commercial, illumination.

Mourning a Beloved Iranian Sufi Singer, 10 Years Later

| Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

His Sufi passion and his music remain alive among the initiated. Soon, perhaps, Seyed Khalil Alinejad will become known throughout the world, as he and his legacy deserve.