Sufism
noun see Sufi

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  • SUFISM — (Ar. Taṣawwuf). The Arabic form Taṣawwuf is the name by which Islamic mysticism has been known since the early 9th century C.E. and to which many paths (ṭarīqa, pl. ṭuruq) and individuals still adhere today. The name derives, most probably, from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • sufism — SUFÍSM s.n. Curent în mistica musulmană, apărut în sec. VIII şi răspândit mai ales în Persia. – Din fr. soufisme. Trimis de rain drop, 29.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  sufísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SUFÍSM s.n …   Dicționar Român

  • Sufism — Su fism, n. 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. [Written also {sofism}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sufism — 1817, from SUFI (Cf. Sufi) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sufism — This article is part of the series …   Wikipedia

  • Sufism — Sufistic, adj. /sooh fiz euhm/, n. the ascetic and mystical system of the Sufis. Also, Sufiism /sooh fee iz euhm/. [1810 20; SUFI + ISM] * * * Mystical movement within Islam that seeks to find divine love and knowledge through direct personal… …   Universalium

  • Sufism — (tasawwuf)    Sufi or mystical Islamic philosophy rests on the basic distinction between the inner and the outer, the esoteric and the exoteric, the hidden and the open. Mundane sense experience and even the conclusions of reason give us only… …   Islamic philosophy dictionary

  • sufism — From around 800 the term Sufi (from the Persian for coarse wool, denoting the kind of garment worn) was applied to Islamic mystics who adopted ascetic practices as a means of achieving union with God. The philosophers Al Ghazali and Al Farabi… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Sufism — noun Islamic mysticism …   Wiktionary

  • SUFISM —    the doctrine of the Sufis, a sect of Mohammedan mystics; imported into Mohammedanism the idea that the soul is the subject of ecstasies of Divine inspiration in virtue of its direct emanation from the Deity, and this in the teeth of the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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