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Pronunciation: [sˈuːfɪzəm] (IPA)

Sufism, the mystical Islamic belief system, also referred to as Tasawwuf, has been regarded as the pathway to spiritual enlightenment. The followers of Sufism strive towards spiritual purification and a deeper understanding of Islam through devotion, remembrance, and contemplation. Other names for Sufism include Tariqah, which means the path or way, and Haqiqah, which means truth. Some practitioners also refer to Sufism as the path of Love, as it emphasizes the importance of unconditional love and compassion. Additionally, Sufi believers often refer to this philosophy as Islamic Mysticism or Islamic Esotericism to describe the mystical and experiential aspect of their faith.

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Usage examples for Sufism

Sufism or Persian mysticism began in asceticism and ended in pantheism.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
Sufism, in some form or another, could not possibly be confined to Asia.
"Aylwin"
Theodore Watts-Dunton
This being the state of his mind it is not surprising that he drifted into Sufism.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton"
Thomas Wright

Famous quotes with Sufism

  • I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
    Naguib Mahfouz
  • I reject any path which rejects life, but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle.
    Naguib Mahfouz
  • 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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