The future of Islamic mysticism
Is Sufism under threat?
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's tribute
Ali Akbar Khan – sound of the soul
Germany's culture of remembrance
Empathy as an intellectual exercise
Human rights in Algeria
Banned, intimidated, driven into exile
Sufis today are under attack from fundamentalists and modernists alike. At the same time, a new form of Sufism is emerging in the West.

The future of Islamic mysticism

Sufis today are under attack from fundamentalists and modernists alike. At the same time, a new form of Sufism is emerging in the West. By Marian BrehmerRead more

'Sound of the Soul' pays tribute to late virtuoso of the sarod Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. With both men having been instrumental in bridging the gap between classical Indian and European music, it seems fitting Bhattacharya should put together this album.

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's tribute

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's latest release pays tribute to late virtuoso of the sarod, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. With both men having been instrumental in bridging the gap between classical Indian and European music, it is fitting Bhattacharya should put together this album. Richard Marcus had a listenRead more

Holocaust, Nakba and the German culture of remembrance: the Einstein Forum in Potsdam facilitated a discussion that was banned in Tel Aviv.

Germany's culture of remembrance

Holocaust, Nakba and the German culture of remembrance: the Einstein Forum in Potsdam facilitated a discussion banned in Tel Aviv. Inge Guenther attendedRead more

Algeriaˈs civil society is once again being targeted by the authorities. With the judicial dissolution of the human rights league LADDH, yet another human rights group critical of the government has been shut down – the outlook could hardly be worse.

Human rights in Algeria

Algeria's civil society is once again being targeted by the authorities. With the judicial dissolution of the human rights league LADDH, yet another human rights group critical of the government has been shut down – the outlook could hardly be worse. By Sofian Philip NaceurRead more

Politics

Anti-Saied demonstration in Tunisia (image: AFP)

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Rally for press freedom in Algeria, September 2020 (image: Louiza Ammi/abaca/picture-alliance)

Human rights in Algeria

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Poster in support of the Iran protests (image: Boris Roessler/dpa/picture-alliance)

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Society

Whirling dervishes in Konya, Turkey (image: Marian Brehmer)

The future of Islamic mysticism

Is Sufism under threat?

South Sudan's U20 football team (image: South Sudan Football Association/Facebook)

South Sudan

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80-year-old president of the Rabat Bar Association and former human rights minister, Mohamed Ziane (source: Twitter)

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Protests against the persecution of Muslims in New Delhi, June 2022 (image: Maneesh Swarup/AP/picture-alliance)

India and Pakistan

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Culture

Pioneer of Indian slide guitar Debashish Bhattacharya (image: https://debashishbhattacharya.com)

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's tribute

Ali Akbar Khan – sound of the soul

Palestinian Jamal Hemou, 58, is the last of his kind – he runs the only store in the West Bank city of Nablus repairing and selling vinyl records and players (image: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

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ranian director Jafar Panahi has been in prison since July 2022 (image: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva/picture alliance)

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