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What is the purpose of Sufism?

The purpose of Sufism is to reach a personal experience and closeness to Allah. That is the goal of a Sufi, to pursue the love of Allah.
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What are the sources of sufism?

Sufism or Tasawwuf is a vast subject that can have differering meanings to different people. Sufism in it's pure form is against what many people consider sufism today ie. twi (MORE)

How did Sufism start Why did it become separate from mainstream Islam How did tariqahs start Explain the idea of a path?

  Sufism started with Islam, as it is at the core of Islamic teachings ie. peace, love, spirituality and closeness with God. It never became separate from mainstream Isl (MORE)

Sufism borrows religious beliefs and rituals from what religion?

Most of Sufis' religious beliefs and rituals come from orthodox  Islam, but some also come from Gnostic Christianity, Judaism,  Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism.
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What are some differences between Sharia and Sufism in Islam?

This is not my (Prioktan918's) answer, which can be seen in the  above Expert Answer. This is the view of an unnamed Sunni Muslim  contributor with whose opinions on the sub (MORE)

Is Sufism a cult of Islam?

Sufism is a part of Islam, but the use of the word "cult" usually  has a negative implication, which is inappropriate. Sufism is  branch of Islam that is more concerned with (MORE)