Chris Maume

Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.

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Sheikh Nazim: Leading figure of Sufism who became recognised as one of the world's foremost scholars of the Islamic faith

Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani was a leading figure of Sufism, the mystical branch of the Islamic faith. Imam Shakir Alemdar, the vice grand mufti of Cyprus, hailed the Cypriot-born Sheikh Nazim as one of the world's great Islamic scholars and a spiritual leader to followers of Sufism, which traces its origins to the roots of Islam itself about 1,500 years ago.

Leslie Thomas obituary: Barnardo’s boy who became a reporter then drew on his National Service experience to write ‘The Virgin Soldiers’

He lost his virginity to ‘Juicy Lucy’ for 30 shillings. ‘She gave me back  10 bob because I was inept’

6 July 2005: Londoners in Trafalgar Square celebrate the announcement that their city will host the 2012 Olympic Games

If Rio can’t handle the 2016 Olympics, London must offer an encore

Preparations in Rio are in disarray, so why not let London relive the glory of 2012?

The Saturday Quiz answers

 

Hats off to Paul Weller – if only there were more pop stars like him

His outburst was a welcome attack on the sleazebags and parasites who blight everyday life with their cheapskate schemes and tawdry little enterprises

It isn’t a proper rock gig if you don’t leave with your ears ringing

My personal belief is that volume levels have dropped since the golden age of rock

Cornish surfers and their white-on-white racism – is that even possible?

Racist remarks and jokes depend on historic power imbalances

Rabbi Cohen in 2006 at a conference in Tehran to show support for Lebanon and the Palestinians

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen: Rabbi who devoted his life to representing the interests of Iran's Jewish community, one of the world's oldest

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen was Iran's former chief rabbi and one of the cornerstones of the country's Jewish community. He was the spiritual leader of Iran's Jews from 1993-2007, and remained a senior rabbi after he retired and Rabbi Mashallah Golestani took over.

Won't cutting FA grassroots funding hurt the beautiful game?

It feels like a vicious circle: fewer players, less money

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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
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Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
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