DAST BA KOR,
DIL BA YOR
Screenprint on t-shirt, 100% cotton
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The Naqshbandi Sufi order is one of the largest in the world, named after its 14th century founder who was born outside Bukhara in Uzbekistan. One of Naqshbandi’s main tenets was that devotion to God need not be demonstrated publicly, loudly or outlandishly as many ascetics at the time practiced or by withdrawing from society like a hermit. Instead one’s faith should be silently exercised, with one’s heart and one should engage in everyday life and work as any other citizen. So it follows that a proverb has been passed down the ages: ДАСТ ВА КОР, ДИЛ БА ЁРУ, meaning literally Hand at Work, Heart with God (in Tajik).