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Mansur Al Hallaj

Iran Continues Crackdown On Sufis

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Persecution of the Gonabadi-Nimatullahi Sufis has been relentless. The motive for the Iranian government assault on them is simple: They are blunt critics of the theocracy.

Mansur Hallaj: The Sufi's Willful Erosion Of Self

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

For some, Mansur al-Hallaj was a magician, a heretic and a lunatic, who publicly claimed to be one with the One and deserved to be executed for heresy. But to his sympathizers he was a Sufi saint, who was martyred 1,100 years ago for his ecstatic utterance.

Iranian Sufis Under New Attack

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The situation of the Sufis in Iran is complex and unfortunate, not least because every attempt to publicize their plight is manipulated by the regime to further attack them.