What is Sufism?

Sufism is a branch of Islam that deals with the purification and perfection of character towards the ultimate aim of love and closeness to God. Prophet Muhammad, when asked about the perfection of character replied, “It is to worship God as if one sees Him and if one does not see Him, to know that He sees you.” Sufism is rooted within the body of Islamic revelations and tradition. Just as the Muslim must purify the external self in preparation for worship, so, too, must the believer strive to reach a state of inner of purity in worship and approach his Lord.

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