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 (so͞o′fē) Islam
n. pl. Su·fis
A Muslim mystic.
Of or relating to the Sufis.

[Arabic ṣūfī, (man) of wool, Sufi, from ṣūf, wool (probably from their woolen garments), perhaps from Aramaic ṣippā, ṣuppā, carded wool; see ṣpp in Semitic roots.]

Su′fic (-fĭk), Su·fis′tic (-fĭs′tĭk) adj.


n, pl -fis
(Islam) an adherent of any of various Muslim mystical orders or teachings, which emphasize the direct personal experience of God
[C17: from Arabic sūfīy, literally: (man) of wool, from sūf wool; probably from the ascetic's woollen garments]
ˈSufic adj


(ˈsu fi)

n., pl. -fis,
adj. n.
1. a member of an ascetic, mystical Muslim sect.
2. of or pertaining to Sufis or Sufism.
[< Arabic Ṣūfī, perhaps =ṣūf wool]
Su′fism (-fɪz əm) Su′fi•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sufi - a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of IslamSufi - a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of Islam; a Muslim who seeks direct experience of Allah; mainly in Iran
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
Adj.1.Sufi - of or relating to the Sufis or to Sufism
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I am a Sufi [free- thinker), but when one can get blind-sides of a woman, a stallion, or a devil, why go round to invite a kick?
7) While certain voices (and ironically here Islamic conservatives have often concurred with Western Orientalists) hold that Sufism is a foreign accretion, Sufis themselves view Sufism as the essence (jawhar) of Islam.
He said that Sufis have also told message to human beings what God wanted from them.
Sufis bridged the communal divide as is evidenced by the reverence the Subcontinent's non-Muslim population exhibited for Sufi saints.
Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis, inspired by the works of Sufi poets.
The Urs of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (RA), a 14th century Sufi saint and one of the most famous Sufis in the world, is celebrated every year with traditional zeal and fervor, and is attended by devotees from different parts of the world, including Pakistan.
In the aftermath of the attack, Egyptian authorities tightened security around mosques frequented by Sufis.
In an interview published on December 9, 2016 in the ISIL-affiliated Al-Naba electronic newspaper with one of the organizations leaders in Sinai about the Sufis of Sinai, he addressed the followers of Sufi orders in Sinai with a statement which said: "You must know that, to us, you are polytheists and infidels, and that shedding your blood is lawful.
Iranian authorities have stepped up their harassment of Gonabadi Sufis, ordering the arrests of several religious leaders, sending others into exile, and destroying religious buildings, IranWire reported this week.
The Sufis teach her the possibilities hidden in silence.
On the other hand, Al-Qasabi said he has been facing a harsh campaign against him, organised by a number of Sufis.
They are Rufa'i Sufis and on this day the Shejh presides over their Sultan Nevrus celebrations at the Sufi house of worship in Prizren.