Sufism: Mystical Islam

Sufism is the mystical strand of Islam in which Muslims seek truth and enlightenment through direct personal experience of God. One of its most famous disciples was 13th century poet Rumi, many of whose verses celebrate the harmony between spirituality and nature.

With a variety of orders today, each with their own distinctive traditions, Sufism is often a joyful and vigorous celebration of being alive, embodied by the dance of whirling.

Sat 16 Dec | 1pm | £15 (Rituals and Seasons: Religion and Our Natural Life Saturday Pass) | Southbank Centre, London