Cyber Sufis

Pages: 304
Subject: Religion, Religion: Islam
Series: Oneworld Academic
Imprint: Oneworld

Cyber Sufis

Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience

Robert Rozehnal

A groundbreaking study of how religion is practised in the digital age
Paperback
9781780747583 (4 Apr 2019)
RRP £20.00 / US$30.00

The Book

The Internet has changed every aspect of life in the modern world, providing us with myriad new ways to communicate, work and learn. For a growing number of people it is also transforming the way they practise their religion. In America today, online spaces serve as critical alternatives for tech-savvy Muslims seeking a place to root their faith, forge religious identity, and build communities.

With a particular focus on the Inayati Order, a branch of the oldest and most prominent Sufi order in the West, Robert Rozehnal explores the wider trends emerging where digital and religious worlds meet. He examines how the Cyber Sufis are revolutionising internal communication, spiritual pedagogy and public outreach, and looks ahead to the future of digital Islam in the age of Web 3.0. The first introductory roadmap to navigating this new landscape, Cyber Sufis will be a vital resource for students and general readers interested in how the Internet is reshaping religious practice in the twenty-first century.

Additional Information

Subject Religion, Religion: Islam
Series Oneworld Academic
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Robert Rozehnal is Associate Professor of Religion Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Global Islamic Studies at Lehigh University. He is the author of Islamic Sufism Unbound, the editor of Piety, Politics and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam, and numerous articles. He serves as the national co-chair of the Islamic Mysticism group at the American Academy of Religion.