noun, plural Su·fis.
Origin of Sufi
Examples from the Web for sufi
Traditional Sufi imams might once have dissuaded these young men from seeking out the Syrian battlefield.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.|Anna Nemtsova|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other night, quite by chance, I came across some lines in Rumi, the 13th-century poet—a Sufi mystic from Persia.
In 2004 I was in Swat, I was researching on the causes of failure of the first revolution attempt by Sufi Muhammad.
The blasts at Sufi shrines are put down to Salafists focused on what they see as symbols of Muslim apostasy.Tripoli on Edge as Fears of Additional Bombings in Libya Escalate|Jamie Dettmer|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In Herat I paid my respects to the grave of Dost Mohammad Khan at the Sufi shrine of Gaza Gagh.‘A War for No Wise Purpose’: Afghanistan Defeats the West Again|William Dalrymple|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is there anything in the New Testament as beautiful as this, from a Sufi?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Nicolas' own Edition Suf and Sufi are both disparagingly named.Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
In all Muhammadan lands he is celebrated both as an apologist of orthodoxy and a warm advocate of Sufi mysticism.Mystics and Saints of Islam|Claud Field
He is also from time to time soaring into the realms of the Truth or Unity, in a way not found in any other Sufi poet or doctor.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
He could escape the torment of these voices only by listening closely to the Sufi sheikh.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for sufi
noun plural -fis
Word Origin for Sufi
Word Origin and History for sufi
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.