“Derekh Avraham/Tariqat Ibrahimiyya, meaning ‘The Path of Abraham’ in Hebrew and Arabic respectively, was founded in the year 2000 by a few Jewish academics, a Rabbi, and a Muslim Sufi from Nazareth. They were inspired by the commonalities they discovered between Hasidic Judaism and Sufism. The Qadiriyya Sufis of Nazareth were involved in this initiative from its founding. In lessons on the Hasidim attended by some of the founders of Derekh Avraham, Sufi stories were used as a comparative example. They were struck by the similarities between the two traditions and when a fellow academic, a Sufi from Nazareth, mentioned his Shaykh, the Jewish participants were enthusiastic to know more and an invitation was extended to them to visit the zawiyya. The members of Derekh Avraham attend the dhikr in Nazareth when possible and have regular study meetings and occasional events that are open to all.” Dr Yafiah Katherine Randall, Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace, University of Winchester, where she continues her research into Jewish-Muslim relations.
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