What is another word for Sufi?

Pronunciation: [sˈuːfi] (IPA)

The word "Sufi" is often associated with Islamic mysticism and refers to a person who follows the teachings of Sufism. However, there are many synonyms for the word "Sufi" that are used in different parts of the world. In Iran, Sufis are called "Darvish," while in Turkey they are known as "Dervish." In South Asia, Sufis are referred to as "Pir" or "Majzub." In North Africa, the term "Marabout" is used to describe Sufi leaders, while in West Africa they are called "Murid" or "Baye Fall." These synonyms highlight the diversity of Sufism across different cultures and regions, while still emphasizing the common thread of spiritual devotion and mysticism.

What are the hypernyms for Sufi?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Sufi

It had its roots however in physical love, and a story is told of a man who, wanting to become a Sufi, was told first to love some woman.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
There were also artificial fireworks, conspicuous among which were the arms of the Sufi, on which were represented most ingeniously the cipher of Napoleon.
"The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte"
Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
The Sufi Abdallah stood beside him.
Mary Johnston

Famous quotes with Sufi

  • I am not a Sufi, but I follow the Sufi.
    Nusrat F. A. Khan
  • Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.
    Deepak Chopra
  • The spark within is akin to the Divine Ground. By identifying ourselves with the first we can come to unitive knowledge of the second. These empirical facts of the spiritual life have been variously rationalized in terms of the theologies of the various religions. The Hindus categorically affirm that — that the indwelling Atman is the same as Brahman. For orthodox Christianity there is not an identity between the spark and God. Union of the human spirit with God takes place — union so complete that the word deification is applied to it; but it is not the union of identical substances. According to Christian theology, the saint is “deified,” not because Atman Brahman, but because God has assimilated the purified human spirit in to the divine substance by an act of grace. Islamic theology seems to make a similar distinction. The Sufi, Mansur, was executed for giving to the words “union” and “deification” the literal meaning which they bear in the Hindu tradition. For our present purposes, however, the significant fact is that these words are actually used by Christians and Mohammedans to describe the empirical facts of metaphysical realization by means of direct, super-rational intuition.
    Aldous Huxley
  • There seems little doubt that Burton was trying to project Sufi teaching in the West... In Sufism he finds a system of application to misguided faiths "which will prove them all right, and all wrong; which will reconcile their differences; will unite past creeds; will account for the present and will anticipate the future with a continuous and uninterrupted development."
    Richard Francis Burton
  • In time, by dint of plain living, high thinking, and stifling generally the impulses of his nature, Burton became a Master Sufi, and all his life he sympathised with, and to some extent practised Sufism.
    Richard Francis Burton

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