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Khaled Sabsabi A Promise

he Sufi poet Shaikh Abu Saeed Abil-Kheir (967–1049) urged his contemporaries: “To your mind feed understanding, to your heart, tolerance and compassion.” In the last few decades, Islam has been portrayed in the West as violent, warring, and extremist, its diverse sects and tenets of peace and community overshadowed by fundamentalism. Khaled Sabsabi explores conflict, identity, and faith through contemplative installations, videos and paintings underpinned

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