The mystical system of the Sufis.
- It is a popular and accepted practice in traditional Islam, which is strongly influenced by Sufism, but would be frowned upon by modernist Muslims.
- She spends a full chapter describing Sufism, the Islamic mystical tradition, to show it as an attractive Muslim alternative to today's extremism.
- Mainstream contemporary Muslims do not accept Sufism as an Islamic thought and its interpretation of Koran is not considered acceptable by the orthodox Muslims.
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