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Indonesia Sees Rise in Sufi Islam

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Indonesia Sees Rise in Sufi Islam

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Indonesia Sees Rise in Sufi Islam

Indonesia Sees Rise in Sufi Islam

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Sufism — a poetic, mystical form of Islam — is enjoying a revival in Jakarta, particularly among the wives of the elite in Indonesia's financial and oil sectors. The religion appeals to those searching for a modern, tolerant form of Islam. Hear reporter Kelly McEvers.