Western Sufism

Western Sufism

Monday, February 20, 2017

SOI in Pakistan

Just found: an article on the Sufi Order International in Pakistan (and Dubai). Alix Philippon describes the SOI in Europe from the perspective of a summer camp in the Swiss Alps, and then discusses its Lahore branch and one of that branch's leaders, Ayeda Naqvi, showing how the SOI resolved her spiritual search, as it does the searches of other cosmopolitan Pakistanis who dislike what they see as "general intolerance and the aggressive declarations of all those groups that think they have the monopoly of religious truth."

The article, "De l’occidentalisation du soufisme à la réislamisation du New Age? Sufi Order International et la globalisation du religieux" (Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée 135, July 2014) is available online at http://remmm.revues.org/8487.

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