The Sufi school of thought
is a mystical Muslim school of thought and aims to find love and knowledge
through direct personal experience of Allah.
The externalities of tradition law is quite unsatisfactory if divorced
from personal theology and experience. The mystical love poetry of Sufi
poets is one form of expression. Recitation of the names of God and of
Qur'an phrases is another form of devotion. The tradition is known for
integrating traditions of various faith, emphasizing unity in diversity
and that the divine is manifest in various forms. There are four main
schools of thought.
Many Sufi orders exist
across the Muslim world. Traditionally they have been traveling preachers
and mystics spreading their message through poetry, devotional song and
Association of Sufism
Studies, Islam, Arabic, and Religion