• 11.30.16

      My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan

      Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.

    • 6.6.14

      The Rise of the Sheikha

      The Islamic world has (contrary to some silly assumptions) known many influential female social and political leaders, as far back as the time of the prophet Muhammad—and his quite intimidating wives Aisha and Khadija. Today one of them oversees a...

    • 5.14.12

      Take a Stab

      The Sufi dervishes of southern Iraq practice an intense brand of Islam, which involves them continually stabbing themselves with spears and knives.