Definition of Sufi in English:

Sufi

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːfi
 
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noun (plural Sufis)

  • A Muslim ascetic and mystic.
    More example sentences
    • Muslims are now divided into Sunnis, several types of Shi'ites (including Ismaeli), and Sufis.
    • A few Sufis, Mystics and Muslim intelligentsia have come out with interpretations of some verses of the Quran supporting the evolution in life.
    • However the quotation has been very influential among some Muslims, particularly Sufis.

Derivatives

Sufic

adjective
More example sentences
  • It is an irony of Islamic history that the challenge to a Sufic emperor came from the wombs of Sufism.
  • This collection of Indus River Music from the Sufic tradition of Sindh ranges from passionate to soulful.
  • He turned to the life of a wandering ascetic, seeking religious reality in the practice of Sufic mysticism.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Arabic ṣūfī, perhaps from ṣūf 'wool' (referring to the woollen garment worn).

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