Review: Cyber Sufis: Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience (Islam in the Twenty-First Century)
||Wael Hegazy, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
||CyberOrient, Vol. 14, Iss. 2, 2020, pp. 99-103
||December 15, 2020
||If you have made up your mind that the embodied rituals are the main dominant phenomenon
in modern Sufism and the cyberspace can only contribute to the marginalization
of religious experience, this book is out to persuade you otherwise. This is an ethnographic
study that investigates the virtualization of Sufi rituals, religious education, spiritual
practices, and public outreach adopted by the Inyati Sufi order. It is also an attempt to
explore an American Sufi digital paradigm that helps to balance the traditional ways of
performing rituals and coping with the new age of shifting to cyber rituals.
Disembodied Sufism, Online Sufi Experience, Cyber Islam, Online Sufi Rituals, New Sufism, American Sufism, Inyati Order, and Cyber Sufi Identity.