Three Good Articles on Sufism from the New York Times

Following the attack last week on the Sufi shrine in the northern Egyptian Sinai, I came across three articles in the New York Times that I hope everyone will find as interesting as I did.

The first, “Who Are Sufi Muslims, and Why Do Some Extremists Hate Them?“, from last week, gives a good thumbnail sketch of the nature and origins of Sufism.

The second, “The Muslims in the Middle” is from August 2010, and addresses the position of Sufism in the modern world, especially in the US.

The third, “Sufi Sect of Islam Draws ‘Spiritual Vagabonds’ in New York“, from last year, describes some of the services and practices currently found in US Sufism.

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