Religion and media in Turkey: Reviving Sufism with Yunus Emre — by Marian Brehmer on Qantara de | The interest in Sufism is also due to the fact that it is an alternative to politicised Islam

The TV series “Yunus Emre: The journey of love” was a massive hit in Turkey when it was first aired four years ago. But this popular television spectacle is not the only evidence of a renewed interest in Sufi spirituality in Turkey. Marian Brehmer reports from Istanbul Nimbus of a saintly figure and TV icon:…

How Tunisia’s resilient Sufis have withstood hard-line Islamist attack — By Taylor Luck on Christian Science Monitor Com

UNDERSTANDING OTHERS – Puritanical Salafist Muslims have attacked Sufi shrines and communities across the Arab world in a campaign to spread their influence. But in Tunisia, where national history and identity are intimately intertwined with Sufism, the Salafis have been thwarted. MARCH 7, 2018 TUNIS, TUNISIA—“La ilaha ill-Allah, La ilaha ill-Allah,” the men, young and old,…

Preaching peace: The impact of Sufis on society — Tribune com Pakistan

PHOTO: INP KARACHI: True to the Sufi tradition, the Sufi Conference is successfully being led by women, remarked Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Aitzaz Ahsan. He was giving presidential remarks at the final session on the second day of the Second International Sufi Conference at National Museum of Pakistan on Sunday evening. According to him, the Sufi…

Intercultural Musical Explorations in ‘Coffeehouse Opera’: Shakespeare’s Othello, An Ottoman Eunuch and Bektashi Sufism|Watch video

The Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents Intercultural Musical Explorations in ‘Coffeehouse Opera’: Shakespeare’s Othello, An Ottoman Eunuch and Bektashi Sufism Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol Emerson College and Dr. Robert Larabee New England Conservatory Composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol reimagined Shakespeare’s Othello in an Ottoman setting, with Othello as an African eunuch and Desdemona as an Italian…

One-Day Conference on Sufism, Peace & Democracy — @Pakistan Ki Awaz, AAJ TV

From Rumi till Khuwaja Fareed, all the Sufi saints were Muslims , have no doubt about that”, this was stated by Dr. Jawed Hassan Chandio, chairman Sariki Department, Islamia university of Bhalwalpur concluding the one day conference on “Sufism, Peace and Democracy” organized by Women Media Center Pakistan in collaboration with Rumi Love Foundation supported…