Conversely, Sheikh Afandi, like nearly 80 percent of Dagestani residents, was a member of the Sufi branch of Islam.
Last month, as she tried to film the bulldozing of a Sufi mosque, a Salafi grabbed her camera.
Their attacks were unskilled until last Sunday, when they blew up a Sufi mosque in Derna.
They claim worshipping at graves and shrines is un-Islamic and idolatrous and abhor the Sufi use of music and dance.
Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims.
He made the pilgrimage to Mecca, and on his return became a disciple of the Sufi Junaid.
Burton, indeed, hailed the adapter of Omar Khayyam as a "fellow Sufi."
For seven years a Sufi practised every virtue, and then he mounted the three steps that lead to the doors of Paradise.
A Sufi has already learnt that Islam cannot satisfy the longing soul.
Nicolas' own Edition Suf and Sufi are both disparagingly named.
member of a Muslim mystical order, 1650s (earlier Sufian, 1580s), from Arabic sufi, literally "man of wool" (i.e., "man wearing woolen garments"), from suf "wool." So-called from the habit of "putting on the holy garment" (labs-as-suf) to devote oneself to mysticism.