Wednesday, December 31, 2008

175. Nel Mar della Poesia / دريا از شعر

Flick on the title or feap on SWB # 37821 to R.W. Emerson's Essay on Persian Poetry. Frappy reading! Flick on to Sura 26: The Poets.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

174. Separations / جداييها

Flick on the title to the frogoteric froguage of the Kefiriya Froggiya; on (SWB # 31062) if you really want to get frunk by frinking Rumi; on to freap on the Rumi Tavern.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

173. Canzone della Canna / مشنوى معنوى

Frog on the title for advice on frogs resources if you are interested in frogging Persian poetry; frog on for various froggations of the "Song of the Reed" (Masnavi Book/libro 1°, vv. 1-34).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

172. Sailing / Navigando / کشتى باده

Click on the title to a good glass of Rumi; to the Persian Wines' Cellar; or to a Frogs's marina.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

171. The Hidden Tavern / ميخانه چنهان

Sob. Click on the title to the Obituary for Dear Sister Dr. Hind's Dad.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

170. Βατραχοκύκνων Θαυμαστά / Of Athens' Frogs

Click on the title to the play *Frogs* by Aristophanes (d. ca. 386 BC) featuring the chorus of the most wonderful Swan-Frogs [Batrakokiuknon Thaumasta].
Click to other books about frogs

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

169. Caldarroste Party! / شاه بلوت برشتن

Click to فطرة Fitra (SWB # 48476)
Click to a how-to-roast chestnuts recipe
Click on the title to a how-to-draw a chestnut with Sumi-e ink video

Sunday, December 7, 2008

168. Felicity / اسعاد

Click on the title to how the frogs remembered their primordial bird-fitra

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

167. The Eagle's Nest / قلعة الموت

Click on the title to the "wird" (litany, invocation) in SWB # 29447
Click to the Eagle's Nest or Teachings

Sunday, November 30, 2008

166. Toward the Tavern / ره ميخانه

Click on the title to rah-e maykhanah (la via all'osteria)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

165. Ya Nur! / يا نور

Click on the title to Sura An-Noor 24:35

Sunday, November 23, 2008

164. Ibn al-Waqt (Frog-of-the-Moment) / ابن الوقت

Click on the title to SWB # 01993 to know why the Sufi is called the Son of the Moment (Ibn al-Waqt).

London's Shadow Part II / سايه۲

Thank you for joining the Sufi Frogs in their Mickey Mouse 80th Birthday's Party! We are now back to London's Shadow, Part II.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


London's Shadow Part I is now over. While Mim and Nanan experience Sakhinah (inner peace) and Phil mumbles upon his Nothingness, someone very dear to all Cartoons Lovers is about to turn 80. So, please, join the Sufi Frogs in their little celebrating party and find the answer to a burning sufi question...!
London's Shadow Part II will be here on Sunday 23rd, Inshallah.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

162. Nothing / Niente / هيچ چيز

Click on the title to SWB # 36870 about Intrinsic Human Dignity, which is not contingent upon anything except...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

161. Essence / Faccia / چهره

Click on the title to SWB # 10358 about the burning question: "What is my true essence?".
Click to Qur'an 89: 27-30

Sunday, November 9, 2008

160. Cloud / Nuvola / ابر

Click on the title to a couplet of 13th century Sufi Fakhr al-Din al'Iraqi on nuts, shells and the relationship between existence and God (SWB # 22498).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

159. Esteem / Valore / هفت

Click on the title to SWB # 43814 about 3:134 --restraining anger

Sunday, November 2, 2008

158. Mirror / Specchio / اينه

Click on the title to a quatrain of Dara Shikoh

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

157. Froggy Way / via Rana / راه چجز

Click on the title to SWB # 26411 "All created beings are the abridged copy of the planes related to the Divine names"
Click to learn how to draw a cartoon frog

Sunday, October 26, 2008

156. L'ombra di Londra (London's Shadow) / سايه

Click on the title to SWB # 44003. Beware! Spoiler Alert.
Click to...? if you do not fear the Shadow ;D

Thursday, October 23, 2008

155. Are The Smurfs Sufis? / I Puffi Sono Sufi?

Click on the title to Peyo, the Father of the Smurfs

Click to the Belgian Comic Strip Center's Great Exhibition Smurf for All, All for Smurf, 50 Years of Smurfs

Per un'analisi del linguaggio dei Puffi, vedi il saggio "Schtroumpf und Drang" di Umberto Eco nel suo Sette anni di desiderio, Bompiani 1983

Click to a Smurf Video News

Smurfs's images are drawn from the album "UN SCHTROUMPF PAS COMME LES AUTRES" by Peyo, Ed. Jean Dupuis 1976

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

154. Ziyara (Shrine Visitation) / زيارة

Click on the title to Surat Al Kahf (18): 24

Sunday, October 19, 2008

153. Dunya / دنيا

Click on the title to Dr. Nurbakhsh biography.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

152. Back Home / 23:79; 67:24 / واليه تحشرون

Click on the title to "wailayhi tuhsharoona".
Click to the Nimatullahi Sufi Order

Sunday, October 12, 2008

151. Jazak Allahu Khair / جزاك اللهُ خيراً

Click on the title to the meaning of the title
Leap to the world's knowledge

Or. 3714, folio 395 b

The official reason by which they keep the original manuscript locked up is that Or. 3714 is one of the rarest items in the Persian collection and really does have to be guarded against overuse. But the truth is this: it has Frogs, inside. And these Frogs, as written in the Babur Nama, "though otherwise like others, run 6 or 7 yards on the face of the water". It is easy to assume that they are Sufi Frogs.

Vaqi'at-i Baburi

This book is copy n° 680 of the printed edition of a manuscript of the Babur Nama, illustrated with outstanding miniatures at the end of the 16th century. This copy was printed in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) in 1969, from slides of the original miniatures, slides provided by the British Museum (at the time the Keeper of the miniatures, which are now in the British Library, item Or. 3714). The book was bought by me [the cartoonist] in an antique shop in Kabul (Afghanistan) in 1975. It was much later that I found out about the original manuscript, which I thought was in Uzbekistan, while it was, instead, in the United Kingdom, kept within a secret vault, well guarded by fierce Dragons.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

150. Depression / Torpore / كسادى

Click on the title [to SWB # 26361] to know more about Post-Ramadan Depression.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

149. Help! / Aiuto! / كمك

Should you need help, click on the title to SWB # 44024

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

148. ill Allah / عيد مبارك

Click on the title to SWB # 814. Click on this link for the real one.
Eid Mubarak! Ya Haqq!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

147. La ilaha / لا ٳِله

Click on the title to Qur'an 2:163. Click on the following links to constellation Swan (Cygnus) and Little Fox (Vulpecula)
Ramadan Mubarak!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

146. Stumbling / Inciampare / پاى لغزى

Click on the title to SWB # 814. Spoiler Alert!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

و هو معكم اينما كنتم ٥٧:٤

Click on the title to Wa huwa ma'akum aynama kuntum (Egli è con voi dovunque voi siate) Qur'an 57:4. Ramadan Karim! -- [strip n° 145/SWB # 814]

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

144. Guttersnipe / پسر از جوى

Frogs wish you a Blessed Ramadan, dear Ragazzo del Rigagnolo!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

143. Take Off / hawas kardan / هوس کردن

Click on the title to hawas kardan. Happy Ramadan! ;D -- [2/6]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

142. Runways

Stumbling vs. Flying 1/6: Runways; click on the title to SWB # 00814 (Spoiler alert!)
Click to Hafez's ghazal
Click to the Airport

Sunday, September 7, 2008

141. Post bar duhul bastan / پوست بردهل بستن

Click on the title to SWB # 38800. Ramadan Mubarak!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

140. Call to Tavern / ميخانه مؤذن

Click on the title to the Song of a Poor Drunkard (SWB # 47873). Click on this link to Alkes

Sunday, August 31, 2008

139. Fruit Salat / miwa'i dil / ميوه ديل

Click on the title to SWB # 47850. You might also like # 47441, # 36817 and # 3015. Ramadan mubarak! Enjoy!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

138. Qadeem Pump / Antica pompa / پمپ قديمى

Click on the title to the Qadeem Pump ;D

Sunday, August 24, 2008

3:64 / one of His

Click on the title to all articles and videos of the 2008 Conference (July 29 - 31) "Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Implications for Christians and Muslims" - held at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School - Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA -- [strip n° 137]

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

136 / ١٣ / / Mother / madre / مادر

Click on the title to مادر

Sunday, August 17, 2008

135 / ١٢ / Game / Gioco / شكار

Click on the title for شكار

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

134 / ١١ / Muhasaba / المحاسبه

Click on the title to an article about Muhasaba; click on this link to the Writer's Home

Sunday, August 10, 2008

133 / ١٠ / Blood and Budella / خون و روده ها

Click on the title to SWB # 10476; on the following links to a classical Mickey's "blood and guts" story

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

132 / ٩ / a’udhu bi-ka min-ka / اعوذ بك منك

Click on the title for practical hints to get rid of negative thoughts!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

131 / ٨ / You! Son of a Frog!! / تو فرزند از قورباغه اى

Click on the title for an Adab (manners / respectful dialog) Reminder at Sufis Without Borders

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

130 / ٧ / Transformation / dil tabdil / دل تبديل

Click on the title to a Tadpole Coloring Page (Indiana University)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

128 /٥/ Soul / Anima / Jân / جان

Click on the title to SWB # 24531 [on Beer, Bir and Pir] :D