Sufism in Palestine


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Sufism is a more mystical way of approach of the Islamic faith. Sufi scholars have defined it as the way to reach the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God.

In this podcast episode I speak with Izzeldin Bukhari who stems from a family of important Sufi sheikhs from the Naqshabandi tradition. The family originates from Uzbekistan, but they have been living in the old city of Jerusalem for about four hundred years.

If you want to read along with the transcript of this interview you can click here and go to the website.
If you want to get in touch with Izzeldin Bukhari you can email him at
This episode contains music fragments by Zevk Ensemble that consists of husband and wife Benyamin and Rabia. Zevk is a Turkish word conveying spiritual taste and joy coming from an uplifted heart.
For more background about Islamic Mysticism, you can watch this video on Youtube:
An introduction to Sufi Islam.
Reading tips: books and poetry by Hafiz and Rumi
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