Sufism is experiencing a real revival in the Muslim world after a long period of decay and even persecution. In countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Turkey, there is a clear revival both in religious and political terms, and this has its consequences for migrant communities here in the West.
The meetings of photographer Kurt Deruyter with believers in Brussels and Paris eventually led him to southern France, Andalusia, Morocco, Senegal and Algeria where Sufi communities have regained their self-confidence and dynamism.
Photo: © Kurt Deruyter
"De soefi is altijd een kind van zijn tijd", MO*, Spring 2019.