Was the Ottoman Empire ruled by the Sunnis the Sufis or the Shiites?
The Ottoman Empire was the heart of the Sunni Caliphate, so the Sunnis were actually in power. However, the Ottoman rulers did reach out to a number of Sufi Orders to help maintain the empire's legitimacy with poorer people, who were more likely to follow the beliefs of local pious Sufis. Shiites were reviled by the Ottoman Empire and often persecuted under the mistaken belief that they were fifth columns more loyal to Safavid Iran than the Ottoman Empire.
They are all Muslim sects.
Sunnis,Shiites and Sufis
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… Read More
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.
for sunni each sect has its leader. for example for Wahhabi sect there are some leaders in Saudi Arabia and also the Al-Azhar university of Egypt play the role of many sunni Muslims. also for Shia now Imam Khamenei is the main leader. about sufi there in no main leader.
One might claim that all three are different since they are three different names. But, the fact is, these three denominations have commonalities rather than the differences. And the commonalities form the basics/essence of the Islamic faith. And sufism is an Islamic denomination which mostly focuses on spiritual wayfaring (sayr suluk). And the term sufi refers to woolen cloth, which back then was a sign of those who left seeking worldly pleasures. So, sufism is… Read More
There is only one religion of Islam, but it is divided into numerous sects. The most populous sects are Sunnis (roughly 85% of the Muslim population) and Shiites (roughly 15% of the Muslim population). There are minor sects like the Ibadi which count for less than 1% of all Muslims. Often, Westerners will consider Sufis to be a distinct sect of Islam, but while Sufism is a different form of practice (mystical vs. dogmatic), it… Read More
There were Sufis in the Safavid Empire, but they were often persecuted and marginalized.
What sect of Islam is a milder type than Sunni and Shiite. I have heard that Sufi is less hateful. Not sure if I have the correct spelling of Sufi its the one where they dance and whirl around?
Answer 1 Any Muslim is shia or sunni based on his beliefs even if himself is not aware of being shia or sunni. Any sufi is shia or sunni. most of sufi leaders in history have been sunni. sufi has many branches and most of them are deviated. for example some of them say namaz is not needed. real sufi means paying more attention to spiritual aspects of Islam. but does not mean leavings Islam… Read More
Islam has many branches and denominations. It is, in this way, like Christianity. There are several main branches of Islam and several important small distinct groups. The major two branches or schools in Islamic religion are Sunnis and Shiites. Additionally, there are Sufis and Kharijites/Ibadis. Some of the small but religiously important groups are the Druze, the Dervishes, and Ismaili Islam. There are also several somewhat important sects and movements, such as Wahabiism, Moorish Science… Read More
who were the sufis
Sufis are Muslims, hence, their God is Allah.
The Sufis did contribute to the Muslim literature as far as the divine love is concerned.
Only the Sufis and Shiites believe that some people are "holy". The majority of us - the 85% who are following the TRUE Islam - know that NO ONE IS HOLY EXCEPT GOD. On the other hand, there are Muslims who are more purely devout than others - but only God can say who they are. God forbids us to judge.
Sufis are adherents of Sufism, a mystical system of Islam, which is different to the more commonly known branches of Sunnism and Shi'ism.
Baghdad used to be the capital of the Abbasids Caliphate and a famous seat of learning. It is also important because of the tombs of Muslim Sufis like Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jeelani RU.
Shia's and Sunnis are the two main Islamic sects, comprising of at least 99% of total Muslims worldwide (around 80% sunni, 19% Shia) Sufis have a really small minority at 0.5-1% Sufism really isn't a sect its a spiritual way in which to gain closeness to ALLAH Subhana Wa Ta'ala And only ALLAH knows best
There are not two branches of Islam. The majority of Muslims (a whopping 85%) follow Islam based upon the original sources. They do not commit any major errors that would endanger their true following of the faith. The other groups that call themselves Muslim (the rest of the 15%), are offshoot sects that have VERY CLEAR DEVIATION from some VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES in Islam. You may have been thinking of the Shiites, who are the… Read More
the soul passes through divine spheres
Sunni, Shiite and Sufis.
the expansion of the Arab empire in the years following Prophet Muhammad's death led to the creation of caliphates, occupying a large geographical area and conversion of Islam boosted by missionary activities particularly those of Sufis, who easily intermingled with local populace to propagate the religious teachings.
They are called Sufis.
Trade, Sufis and the spread of the Muslim community
The mystics are called Sufis. However, Sufis have rarely been evangelists and are much more similar to monks. The peaceful spreaders of Islam have typically been diplomats, merchants, and qadis (Islamic Judges).
Wool, because the garments worn by Sufis are made of wool.
Sufis and saints are two completely different groups. Sufis, who often do not refer to themselves as such, are those who are on the path to haqqah, or truth, which is God. It is the journey of completely turning your heart to only focus on God and that He is the only true reality. Saints, are those given special privilege or gifts from God. They have seen the Reality and are so intoxicated with God… Read More
Sufis, Neo-Pagans, Hindus, Buddhists, Gnostics, Kabbalists,.....
They led a life of poverty and devotion, (i know this and im in 7th grade it was one of my Question of the days!)
Muslims known as Sufis. They belong to orders of people, who are devoted to Muhammad and his teachings.
The practitioners of mysticism in medieval Islam were called Sufis.
Yes, Sufis is still around today. Even a lot of non-Muslims like Sufism.
By the preachers and traders who came to India. The Sufis played the key role in spreading Islam in India.
Yes, all Muslims circumcise their male children to commemorate Abraham's covenant with God (Sufis included).
Catherine Delorme has written: 'Le Chemin de Dieu' -- subject(s): Biography, Sufis
Wahiduddin Begg has written: 'The big five of India in Sufism' -- subject(s): Biography, Sufis
Herbert W. Mason has written: 'Al-Hallaj' -- subject(s): Sufis, Biography
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!
Khadim Hussain Soomro has written: 'The British in Sindh' -- subject(s): Politics and government 'Seth Harchandrai Vishandas' -- subject(s): Biography, Politicians, Lawyers 'Allah Bux Soomro --- Apostle of Secular Harmony' 'Sufis of Indus valley' -- subject(s): Sufism, Sufis, Sikhism, Relations 'The Great Game and The Indus Valley'
In fact, there are no branches of Islam. The message of Islam is so clear that there is only authentic Islam - the one that has the 85% majority - and deviant offshoots which have man-made ideas and practices. Shiites deviated from Islam through many many ideas and practices. Sufis also deviated. Ahmadiyyas are deviants. Alawis, Zaidis, etc. All of these deviant sects put together make up 15% of the people who call themselves Muslims… Read More
The scholars, preachers, jurists, traders, tourists, and spiritual scholars (Called Sufis) spread Islam.
The Sufis g enerally have nothing to do wth Kings or Rulers. They mostly remain away from rulers. Anyhow, if a Ruler seeks their guidance, they advise him to be just and kind to his subjects. The Turkish Sultans respected the Sufis. Following are some of the teachings of Sufis. Sufism not something different from Islam. In fact, it is putting the teachings of Islam into practice with extreme devotion. The Sufis teach to be… Read More
The Whirling Dervishes are an order of Sufis and Sufism is a sect of Islam. Therefore, the Whirling Dervishes are both Sufi and Islamic.
The sufies are soft spoken kind hearted people. They spread Islam by being kind and loving to the non-believers.
The sufis give more impotance to their innerself than the outward appearance. It may be called mysticism.
we have to mention the appearance of sufism in Islam religion to understand the relation between Sunni and sufi. among the companions of the prophet , Ali is known particular for his eloquent exposition of gnostic truths and the stages of the spiritual life. his words in this domain comprise an exhaustible treasury of wisdom. among the works of the other companions which have survived there is not the great deal of material that concerns… Read More
There are no such thing as Sufi Assassins. Sufis are a nearly pacifist group of Muslims who emphasize a spiritual connection with God over worldly concerns. You may have an option to choose "Sufi Assassins" as an answer to a multiple choice question, and this is an easy false answer to throw out, just like "Quaker Assassins" would be. The Assassins in Islamic History were a Nazari Ismaili Shiite Muslim Sect and have nothing to… Read More
Islam spread to southeast Asia in the 1300s, beginning with Sumatra (Indonesia). It spread through trade and through sufis (Muslim mystics)
THE SOUL PASSES THROUGH DIVINE SPHERES Answer 1 In fact there is no such thing as a Sufi, all "sufis" are Muslims that emphasize loving Allah (God) and living their life according to the practice of Sunni Islam. They believe in and practice the 5 pillars of Islam, they follow one of the schools of Jurisprudence and usually have a master that guides them and teaches them how to diminish/control their egos. One cannot call… Read More
Amina M. Steinfels has written: 'Knowledge before action' -- subject(s): Sufism, Sufis, Muslim scholars, Biography, History
Islam spread in India through the religious scholars and saints (Sufis) who entered India along with the Pathan and Mughal invaders.