"Sufism" is the correct term for the mystical tradition of Islam.
Prophet Muhammad SAW is father of Sufism . He is fountain of all sects of Sufism .
Because Sufism is about peace, spirituality and closeness to God which is what Islam is all about. Conclusion: Islam is Sufism and Sufism is Islam.
Sufism continues to exist today and is a formidable force in the Islamic world. Sufism flourishes in Egypt, Pakistan, Central Asia, North Africa, India, Indonesia ,and Sudan
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. twirling, dancing etc. Pure Tasawwuf or sufism has it's sources from the Quran, Hadeeth and the verdict's and explainaitions of learned scholars or jurist.
Sufism is mainly practiced by the Muslims. But the Hindus, the Buddhists and the Christians also practice Sufism.
Sufism is a branch of the Sunni sect of Islam. Sunni's are the most popular sect.
Answer The theory of Sufism in Islam is to know the Allah and achieve the nearness of the Allah only.
Yes, Sufis is still around today. Even a lot of non-Muslims like Sufism.
Anthony M. Hodgson has written: 'Greater Sufism' -- subject(s): Sufism
Sufism is a method of following Islam in its true spirit . actual name of Sufism is "Ehsan " . True Sufism is based on the Hadith of Gabriel as mentioned by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim . It means to worship Allah as if allah is looking you or if it is not possible to worship allah as Allah is looking you . True knowlege of Sufism can be found in books written by Hazrat Mujaded alif Sani and Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah .