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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?
Speaking to participants of the competition, Prof Dr Abdul Majeed Chandio said, Sindh is the land of Sufis that spread the message of love, tolerance and co-existence.
On the other hand, Al-Qasabi said he has been facing a harsh campaign against him, organised by a number of Sufis.
Sufi Rights describes its objective as providing a voice to Sufis by "protecting the sanctity of their faith" and raising awareness about its misrepresentation.
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LAHORE -- Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that Sufis gave the lesson of peace and tolerance and their teachings affected the lives of people of Turkey, Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan, India and the rest of the world.
It was in 1400 AD that the wandering, itinerant Sufis arrived in Kashmir.
Another speaker, Peter Pannke, a German expert on Sufism, spent time in Pakistan living among the Sufis and learning about their lives and rituals.
The book depicts the vivid practices and doctrines of Sufis within an intricate nexus of other social and political elements.
Sufis follow a mystical philosophy of Islam that has traditionally been popular in Egypt, with some 15 million people in the country of 90 million belonging to dozens of Sufi orders.
Doubtlessly the religious conflicts between Salafis and Sufis shed light on a number of issues that the new administration is struggling to resolve, most of all the diffusion of violent Salafi activism.
Security forces face allegations of standing back while Salafists destroyed the shrines, and Sufis are calling for justice.