- the ascetic and mystical system of the Sufis.
Also Su·fi·ism [soo-fee-iz-uh m] /ˈsu fiˌɪz əm/.
Origin of Sufism
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Examples from the Web for sufism
One user, a girl named Noor studying at NYU, turns him onto Sufism and Arabic poetry.Fiction Wrestles With the Taliban
May 17, 2010
This being the state of his mind it is not surprising that he drifted into Sufism.The Life of Sir Richard Burton
Sufism, in some form or another, could not possibly be confined to Asia.Theodore Watts-Dunton
Sufism or Persian mysticism began in asceticism and ended in pantheism.The Literature of Ecstasy
Had there not been in the heart of Islamism a strong germ of esoteric teaching, Sufism could never have sprung from it.Reincarnation
Perhaps I can do no better than to quote one of the foremost authorities on Sufism in regard to Omar's teachings.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
- the mystical doctrines of the Sufis
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Word Origin and History for sufism
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