- a member of an ascetic, mystical Muslim sect.
- of or relating to Sufis or Sufism.
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.
September 29, 2014
The other night, quite by chance, I came across some lines in Rumi, the 13th-century poet—a Sufi mystic from Persia.Only Iraq Can Save Itself From Chaos
June 26, 2014
In 2004 I was in Swat, I was researching on the causes of failure of the first revolution attempt by Sufi Muhammad.The Taliban’s Letter to Malala Yousafzai
The Daily Beast
July 17, 2013
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
April 30, 2013
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
April 17, 2013
The Sufi cries out that by love man and God are one, and know each other.London Lectures of 1907
Nicolas' own Edition Suf and Sufi are both disparagingly named.Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
We may close this short list with the name of the Sufi poet, Ferid-eddin-Attar.Mystics and Saints of Islam
Burton, indeed, hailed the adapter of Omar Khayyam as a "fellow Sufi."The Life of Sir Richard Burton
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
- an adherent of any of various Muslim mystical orders or teachings, which emphasize the direct personal experience of God
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.