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Islamic Mysticism: Sufism

Meaning of the term:

"Coarse wool," named for the simple garments worn by the mystics as a sign of their rejection of materialism.


Based on Mystical elements found in the Qur'an

Including Muhammad's own closeness to God, his journey to Heaven, etc.


Sufism Originated as a reaction to certain features of Orthodox Islam

Such as...


Evolution of Sufi Ideas



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