"Wool-clad ones," members of mystical sects of Islam, the earliest dating from 8th century Persia.
Sufism began as an ascetic movement in reaction to the drive for wealth and power characterized by the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties. They drew on the model of Muhammad and the four rightly guided caliphs. Umar was noted for his shabby clothes and Ali gave away all he had. These ascetics abandoned sensuous life and took on coarse woolen garments from which the name Sufi may derive (from suf, wool). They were also called faqir, poor one, for their aspirations to poverty. Mahabbah (love) became a focus for Sufism as exemplified in the poetry of a female mystic poet. While others strove for intellectual knowledge, Sufis strove for interior knowledge, ma’rifa.
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Otherwise known as the Super Finger. The act up holding up the two inner fingers on your hand. Originally invented by comedian, Dane Cook. The SuFi is now widely used during road rage.

When a car passes into your lane without a blinker, you will say "Check out this mother fucker." And give him a SUFI Salute.
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sufie is a very kind, sweet, and beautiful person inside and out.
person 1: hi whos your friend?
person 2: oh thats her. she acts like a sufie.

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When you are really pissed off at someone you would flip them the SuperFinger which consists of your middle and ring finger up, and thumb out. Made by Dane Cook

He didn't just give me the finger, it was the SuFi! like bam!!
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that guy thinks he's islamic but he's just a sufi, he has good gear
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A hand jesture invented by dane cook. AkA Super FingerUsed for both flipping people off and oral pleasure.the shocker.
That asshole just flipped me off with the Sufi.
by Private Marco January 02, 2006
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