Sufi Muslims focus on Islam in Rome

The Sufi Muslim order of Burhaniya has organized a series of meetings in Rome, entitled _The East in the West. These meetings are expected to take place twice a month until April, and will explore central themes of figures of Sufi Islam, friends of God, [and] saints for love. The next meeting will take place in Rome, and will be held in the zawiya – a prayer and meeting area for the Sufi brotherhood in the Italian capital. Abdul Ghafur Franco Grassi, the spiritual guide for the order, says that he hopes that these meetings can help let people know the more spiritual and acceptable aspects of Islam in the West.