Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims.
Conversely, Sheikh Afandi, like nearly 80 percent of Dagestani residents, was a member of the Sufi branch of Islam.
Last month, as she tried to film the bulldozing of a Sufi mosque, a Salafi grabbed her camera.
member of a Muslim mystical order, 1650s (earlier Sufian, 1580s), from Arabic sufi, literally "man of wool" (i.e., "man wearing woolen garments"), from suf "wool." So-called from the habit of "putting on the holy garment" (labs-as-suf) to devote oneself to mysticism.