Sacred Footsteps is dedicated to travel, history and culture from a Muslim perspective. We talk to writers, historians, artists and others, about travel as a spiritual practice, and discuss aspects of Muslim culture and history that are often overlooked.
KHAYAL DIARIES | My Ancestral Past: Visiting the Gilanis in Iran
Sana Gillani visits the tombs of her ancestors: the parents of the influential scholar and saint, Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Gilani, in Iran.
KHAYAL DIARIES | Divine Love & Sufi Poetry of Punjab
Abdullah Sattar explores the roots of Sufism in Punjab, which spread, in large part, through the words of poets that are still recited and resonate today.
KHAYAL DIARIES | Lessons From Life on the Road
Alex Reynolds from lostwithpurpose shares her experiences/conclusions/insights from more than four years of full time travel.
KHAYAL DIARIES | Reflections
The Sacred Footsteps core team share their reflections on the journeys, challenges and successes of a year that was...unusual.
KHAYAL DIARIES: Adam's Peak: In Search of a Prophet
Sacred Footsteps presents, Khayal Diaries, a series of personal accounts, narratives and critical reflections on topics like Islamic history, culture and travel.
Zara Choudhary revisits her journey to Adam’s Peak, a mountain in Sri Lanka visited by Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Christians for its association with several religious figures, including the Prophet Adam.
Travelling For Knowledge
Muazzam speaks to Saaleh Baseer and Momodou Taal about their respective journeys as students of knowledge- with Saaleh travelling from California to South Africa, and Momodou from Birmingham, England to Egypt. Both tell us about their respective experiences, motivations and daily lives as students of sacred knowledge, far from home.