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Mahmoud al-Tohamy talks about his Islamic chanting, Sufism and Islamic plurality.

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in Senegal's second-largest city.

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling <em>Sufi</em> dance together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe unites them with God.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The New Arab Staff

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

The New Arab Staff

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

Assia Belgacem

The Invisible Muslim: Journeys Through Whiteness and Islam

Book Club: Medina Tenour Whiteman contemplates identity and belonging in a poignant memoir on her experiences as a white Muslim.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

Sahar Esfandiari

How Islam was erased from Rumi's poetry

A new online campaign, Rumi Was Muslim, seeks to rectify the whitewashing and mistranslations of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet and ...

Ramadan: In Baghdad, calls to pray keep coronavirus away

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Ramadan: In Baghdad, calls to pray keep coronavirus away

In Baghad, calls to prayer are being used to talk about Covid-19.

Diana Alghoul

How Ramadan is an opportunity for spiritual growth

Hypnotherapist Sotoda Saifi explains why it's important to embody heightened spirituality this Ramadan.

Turkish plane flies in medical aid to hard-hit US

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish plane flies in medical aid to hard-hit US

Turkey’s deputy foreign minister, Selim Yavuz Kiran, and the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, were at the military airbase to see ...

Top five Ramadan podcasts to beat the lockdown blues

Diana Alghoul

Top five Ramadan podcasts to beat the lockdown blues

Many Muslims are starting their own podcasts or series to share the knowledge they have. Here's a list of some Islamic-themed podcasts to listen ...

Turkey flies medical aid to help UK battle coronavirus

The New Arab

Turkey flies medical aid to help UK battle coronavirus

Turkey delivered boxes of protective gear to the UKimprinted with the Rumi quote: “After hopelessness, there is so much hope and after darkness, ...

Turkey sends coronavirus medical equipment to Italy and Spain

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Turkey sends coronavirus medical equipment to Italy and Spain

Turkey sent medical equipment to Italy and Spain in crates displaying the words of 13th century Sufi Poet Jalaluddin Rumi: "There is ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Georgia Beeston

Praneet Soi responds to Palestine and Kashmir-conflicts through art

Praneet Soi's exhibition tracks his time in both Palestine and Kashmir to offer the audience a glimpse of his experience in each location.

The New Arab

Outrage as Hamza Yusuf releases video mocking Syrian refugees

American Muslim cleric Hamza Yusuf has sparked an online backlash after posting a video mocking Syrian refugees and saying they should have ...

The New Arab

Egypt destroys Sufi mosque to make way for highway

Egypt's president has ordered the demolition of a Sufi mosque and shrine in the coastal city of Alexandria to make way for a highway ...

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Afrah Shawqi

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Many Iraqi poets have been using their words to criticise the government and political parties over corruption, lack of services and the absence ...

Aziza Nofal

Palestinian feminine mysticism in the Sufi corners of Nablus

Contrary to many other Arab countries, Sufis in Palestine are able to practice freely, with Sufis in Nablus having corners for women to bathe ...

Gnaoua Festival: Fusing global sounds under one roof

Yousif Nur

Gnaoua Festival: Fusing global sounds under one roof

Culture: Regarded as one of Morocco's most well attended events, the Gnaoua Festival brings different music genres from around the world ...

Geopolitical competition fractures Yemen's al-Mahra province

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Geopolitical competition fractures Yemen's al-Mahra province

In-depth: The power struggle over Yemen's eastern al-Mahra province represents a deeper fracturing of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

'Israeli' belly dance festival cancelled in Morocco amid uproar

The New Arab

'Israeli' belly dance festival cancelled in Morocco amid uproar

A belly dancing festival organised by an Israeli dancer and set to coincide with the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr was cancelled by the Moroccan ...

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