Posts tagged "Sufism"
Diminishing Returns: Sufi Shrines in Pakistan's Politics

Diminishing Returns: Sufi Shrines in Pakistan’s Politics

From Pakistan, Umar Farooq looks at the diminishing political role of Sufi saints and shrines in a rapidly urbanizing Pakistan.

Are Salafis “Conservative”?

by Alex Thurston The media’s use of the term “ultraconservative” is also connected with some Salafis’ support for implementing Islamic law in modern states. But Salafis are not the only ones to favor shari’a, nor are they always its most enthusiastic backers.