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Sufism in an age of political Islam

Tue, July 23, 2019   /   12:20 pm

Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, may bring to mind the poetry of Rumi or Turkey’s whirling dervishes, but what are its practices and beliefs? Who are its detractors in the greater Muslim world, and why do some in the West see it as a panacea for political Islam? Dr. Muhammad Kamal and Dr. Shirin Yasar examine the origins of and contemporary attitudes to Sufism. Presented by Ali Moore. An Asia Institute podcast. Produced by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com.