century ce: Islamic militants, including the local affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS consider Sufis heretics because of their less literal interpretations of the faith.... How ironic to hear Sufism described as a heretics, when most scholars recognize Sufism brought major concepts to Islam's early development, according to Rabble. Within Islam, Sufism emerged at the beginning of the tenth century CE and flowered in the 1200s. CBS News reported that the attack targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of a mystic movement within Islam. Best known for their whirling dervishes, who spin in place as a form of prayer, Sufis are also renowned poets and musicans. Sufism has also entered the Western canon. Their art is credited with spreading the word of Islam throughout Persia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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