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Gary R. Bunt

'Cyber Sufis'

This week two important books about Islam and the Internet have appeared. Hussein Kesvani's book on UK Muslims and the net (previously blogged) and this new one from Robert Rozehnal on Sufis and the net. I was able to preview this, which is a really interesting read. It focuses on Inayat Sufism. Discover More…

Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam

One of the best documentaries on Sufism is now on Netflix Discover More…

Digital Islam and the New Sheikhs

Suzanne Schneider, The Revealer, Digital Islam and the New Sheikhs Discover More…

Podcast: Path & Present

iTunes, Path & Present w/Baraka Blue.

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Some future listening here. Discover More…

IS 'History'

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, The Islamic State Research Office's Self-History

Long read, with lots of interesting detail. I haven't gone through it all yet.
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True Origins of ISIS

Hassan Hassan, The Atlantic, The True Origins of ISIS: A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person, 30 Nov 2018
Important article from Hassan Hassan.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

BBC Radio 4, Nusrat Was My Elvis.

Profile of the magnificent and unique Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, together with a few choices of my own.

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Sufism in Uzbekistan

Sufism in Uzbekistan discussed in great BBC programme:

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