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Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

The mystical system of the Sufis, the esoteric dimension of the Islamic faith, the spiritual path to mystical union with God. It is influenced by other faiths, such as Buddhism, and reached...

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Sufism

Leyla Keough.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 957 words.

Derived from the Arabic suf, meaning wool, the term sufi was originally used to describe a type of ascetic Muslim

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Sufism

Leyla Keough.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 968 words.

Derived from the Arabic suf, meaning wool, the term sufi was originally used to describe a type of ascetic Muslim

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Sufism

Jacqueline Chabbi.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 734 words.

The term “Sufism”, in Arabic taṣawwuf, serves to designate Muslim mysticism, whatever its language of expression (Arabic, Persian,

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Sufism

Ahmed Afzaal.

in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion. 2243 words.

Sufism (Arabic: Tasawwuf) deals with the inward, esoteric, mystical, and spiritual dimensions of Islamic beliefs and practices. Historically, this

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<b>SUFISM</b>

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 172 words.

the traditional designation for Muslim mysticism (from suf, the coarse woolen cloth worn by early Muslim ascetics). The ultimate

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Sufism

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 3284 words.

Sufism (taṣawwuf) is often described as the mystical tradition in Islam, which is an unavoidable simplification. Views on

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Sufism

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

[This entry contains four subentries: Sūfī Thought and Practice Sūfī Orders Sūfī Shrine Culture Sufism and Politics]

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Sufism

Marcia Hermansen.

in Islamic Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Islam. 14065 words.

“Sufism” is the English term used to refer to mystical interpretations and practices of the Islamic religion. This mystical strand is designated in Arabic by the term tasawwuf, while in...

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Sufism

Erik S. Ohlander.

in The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy. 6170 words.

This article provides an introduction to Sufism. As situated within the Islamic tradition, Sufism refers to the active process of discovering, developing, and actualizing certain spiritual...

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Sufism

Leyla Keough.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 957 words.

Derived from the Arabic suf, meaning wool, the term sufi was originally used to describe a type of ascetic Muslim who wore coarse woolen garb. Unlike Islamic law and theology, which...

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