2019 / Editorial / Photo Essay (Non-Pro)


  • Photographer
    Mykolas Juodele

Tasawwuf is a series about Sudanese sufi community. Sufis are the mystics of Islam. Their vibrant and soulful gatherings usually take place in or around cemeteries because they believe that their Sheikhs (religious leaders of Sufism) and saints are immortal and can hear their songs and music even in their graves. Sufism is spread out in virtually every Islamic country, however it compiles only about 5% of worlds Muslim population. Sudan boasts a particularly strong and influential Sufi community which is said to be the largest in the world.