We were about to set off by car from Berlin across Germany with Isa Martin, a German convert and whirling dervish at the wheel and  Hamza Altinok, a Sufi teacher and mystic, whose father had founded the first mosque in Berlin in the fifties, riding shot-gun. Both Hamza and Isa were frequent guests at the Ottoman Sufi Center, a Sufi dergah, or ...

Jalaluddin Gerd Rebler, Chairman of the Royal Ottoman Society in Ludwigshafen, is dead at 74. Rebler’s ambition was to unite Sufi Islam with high German culture, working towards a  sense of spiritual renewal, which he felt was much lacking in today’s Germany. He died on 27 December, leaving behind a wife and two stepchildren and having touched countless individuals with his ...