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Islamic mysticism.
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(Islam) the mystical doctrines of the Sufis
Sufistic adj
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Suflism, Sufism

the beliefs and practices of an ascetic, retiring, and mystical sect in Islam. — Sufi, n., adj.
See also: Islam
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Noun1.Sufism - Islamic mysticism
mysticism, religious mysticism - a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
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Banna was one of the first Arab musicians to sing poems for legendary Sufist poet Al-Hallaj, such as "Astonished by You and Me", that she composed in her own astounding way.
Not only that my mother belongs to Jammu, but also because my pursuit of classical music has been inspired by the spiritual and Sufist moorings of Kashmir," Sami said.
"If Sufist teachings were applied, they would protect individual and society against extremism," he said.
These matters were further addressed by Kees van Dijk, who in his 1981 dissertation argued that Kartosuwiryo was "a dedicated sufist" (van Dijk 1981, p.
The religious and tribal groupings such as Sufist Islamic sects and churches are remaining greatly un-reached by the NGOs or other INGOs activities and themselves do not form a coherent body except for the Christian churches that became organized under the Sudanese Council of Churches (Al Nowrani 2010).
The mosque is famous for its Sufist imam, Abdulhadi Al-Soudi, who was buried in this mosque.
(20.) The main schools of thought in Islam are the Sunni, Shi'a, Kharijism, Murji'ism, and Sufist schools.
Russian officials appear to have been unaware, for example, that another of the major Sufi brotherhoods, the Qadiriyyah, disapproved of the use by Shamil's Murids of the zikr and other Sufist practices, since they held that these could bring enlightenment only to the most devout.
Platonism also entered Islam through Sufist thought, which employed its theory and imagery to explain the ways in which the soul makes contact with God.
Hence, while many non-Muslims use the terms Sunni and Shi'a freely, few would be able to explain the main differences in interpretation which differentiate them -- not to mention the Sufist, Ahmadiyya or other interpretations.
- 1600: Abdullah Afandi, a Kurdish scholar in the 17th century, was a Sheikh in one of the Sufist schools in Istanbul city.