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Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari

Marc Gopin

in Bridges across an Impossible Divide

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916986
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980307 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916986.003.0004
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari

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This chapter presents the story of Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari, in his own words. Sheikh Bukhari was cofounder of Jerusalem Peacemakers and the head of the Naqshabandi Sufi order in Jerusalem. His family came to Jerusalem from Bukhara four hundred years ago, and their home has been a center for visiting Muslim pilgrims and visitors of all faiths since then. Sheikh Bukhari was a leading Muslim voice for peace and reconciliation in Jerusalem. He also hosted the Uzbek Cultural Centre of the Holy Land in his home. He passed away on May 31, 2010.

Keywords: Jerusalem Peacemakers; Naqshabandi Sufi order; Jerusalem; Muslims

Chapter.  7179 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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