Sufis, Neo-Pagans, Hindus, Buddhists, Gnostics, Kabbalists,.....
Sufi is a word associated with the Muslim religion. It is defined by its adherents as the inner mystical dimension of Islam. It acts as a science through which one can only know how to travel into the presence of the divine.
The sufis give more impotance to their innerself than the outward appearance. It may be called mysticism.
Neither Orthodox Sunnis nor Orthodox Shiites are terribly mystical. The mystical form of Islam is best known as Sufism. Most Sufis are considered Sunni Muslims, but live and act in a way quite different than the Orthodox Sunnis.
Sufis are NOT a Religion or Doctrine! Sufis are Mystics or Mystical! The Sufi follows a Path or a Mystical Way of Life! Sufi is NOT a ism! The Sufi life is based on Experience, NOT on Dogma or a Doctrine! The Sufi word may mean Wisdom(Fr. Greek)! The Sufi strives toward UNION with God! Reference: "The Sufi Message" by Pir O Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan!
This is common is South Asia and the people who do such acts are called Sufi ( plural Sufis ).
who were the sufis
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered the point is to discover them!!
Sufis are Muslims, hence, their God is Allah.
This is a false dichotomy. There are Sunnis who are Sufis and there are Sufis who are Sunnis. There are Sunnis who are not Sufis and there are Sufis who are not Sunnis. Being a Sunni means to follow the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his blessed sunnah. Being a Sufi means to be even more strict in following this sunnah in an effort to rectify yourself spiritually. Many people claiming to be Sufis are in fact, NOT Sufis if they deviate from the sunnah. Many popular scholars from the past and present have been Sufis. Ibn Taymiyyah, Imam Ghazali, etc. have all been Sufis and Sunnis.