The word Sufi is derived from the word suf, meaning “wool”. When a little Persian sect at the end of the eighth century A.D. broke away from the orthodox Muslim religion, and struck out on an independent path, they ignored costly robes and worldly ostentation, and clad themselves in a white wool garment. Hence they were known as “wool wearers,” or Sufis.
This books about Sufism form 1907 aims at presenting the teachings of Rumi for the western readers.
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Language title : SUFISM: THE PERSIAN MYSTICS – JALALU’D-DIN RUMI