Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-7671 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1948 (Online)

zuhd (asceticism)

Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis of the Term «Sufism»

Article deals with the linguistic analysis of the concept of Sufism. Different meanings of the notion discussed and a proper definition educed. Etymological and philosophical study of the terms «Sufism» and «Tasawwyf» shows conceptual difference between these two concepts. Genesis of the notion Sufism is complex and multifaceted.