Definition of Sufi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːfi/

noun (plural Sufis)

A Muslim ascetic and mystic.
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.



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.


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

Words that rhyme with Sufi

Dufy, goofy
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