Sufism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sufism Islamic mysticism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sufism A refined mysticism among certain classes of Mohammedans, particularly in Persia, who hold to a kind of pantheism and practice extreme asceticism in their lives.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Sufism The mystical system of the sufis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sufism sū′fizm a form of pantheistic mysticism within Islam
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar. sūfi—Gr. sophos, wise.

Usage

In literature:

Persian Sufism is a proof of the utter discontent of the Aryan intellect with any monotheism of pure will.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
It's said we changed Sufism from mystic speculation to mystic art.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Sufism or Persian mysticism began in asceticism and ended in pantheism.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
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In news:

The Sound Of Sufism Prayers Ring Out In Fes By Tom Pryor.
In the 1970s, Lessing 's work revealed her interest in extrasensory perception and Sufism, a mystical brand of Islam.
From the Middle Ages to the 19th century, Sufism spread throughout the Muslim world.
Now a new trail offers visitors a look at little-known spiritual sites associated with Sufism , or Islamic mysticism.
Through hikes and rides along the hills of the central West Bank, the Sufi Trail is a chance for foreign and local tourists to spend a day immersed in nature and discover the roots of Sufism , or Islamic mysticism.
Chaturvedi, 37, claims to be the sole practitioner of " Sufi kathak," a form of dance she created that blends the gestural storytelling of Indian kathak dance with the spinning meditation of Sufism .
Manjari Chaturvedi claims to be the sole practitioner of " Sufi kathak," which blends the gestural storytelling of Indian kathak dance with the spinning meditation of Sufism .
The former King Idris, overthrown by Colonel Qaddafi, came from a Muslim religious order, the Senussi, often considered a form of Sufism .
Sufism Reoriented's proposal calls for a 66,000 square-foot facility including a worship hall, classrooms, a cafe, a bookstore and a chorus rehearsal room.
Robert Carpenter, sanctuary project manager with Sufism Reoriented.
He has been the subject of several newspaper and magazine articles and two of his books on the subject of Sufism are available in Turkish.
Two suicide bombers stormed a crowded shrine sacred to Sufism , a moderate strain of Islam, killing at least 50 and wounding more than 170.
Sufism is welcoming to both Shiite and Sunni Muslims, and is more tolerant and mystical than the fundamentalist form of Islam practiced by the Taliban.
Sufi is an ancient Arabic word for the woolen garments worn by the first practitioners of Sufism , which began along with Islam itself in the seventh century.
It's one of Oprah's favorite places in the world—and the site of her eye-opening conversation with Sufism teacher and author Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.
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