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Sufism Sufism otherwise known as Islamic Mysticism is a branch of Islam It deals with special powers that are contained in the Quran It is a more philosophical approach where a person tries to become one with nature and feel the power of God The term mysticism can be defined as the consciousness of the One Reality -- be it called Wisdom Light Love or Nothing Shcimmel 23 A Sufi tries to unite his will with Gods will They try to isolate themselves so they can fear and become close to God By isolating themselves a Sufi tries to stay away from politics and public affairs so as too not get corrupted The Sufis path is a path of love to be thankful of all Gods bounties Many Sufis try to help individuals in trouble They use special powers which enable them to help people who are suffering Of course this power can only be given by God and Sufis in no way equal to Gods power In fact Sufis that claim to be at the same level of God cannot be classified as a Muslim Frager 11 Sufis stress love because they believe that love will help you in the Day of Judgement That the people who you truly love will give you their good deeds so that you may enter Paradise Normally these people who give their good deeds away are known as dervishes this is quite different from the belief in Islam Sufis also stress the remembrance of God which is called Zikr They try to get close to God to be one with God They define God as something that is close to you but you cant see it That God is all around us but His presence is too overwhelming to see An example is like fish who is in water The fish cant really see the
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