Sufim is the most important expression of mysticism within Islam. The word literally means "woolen", because of the cloak Sufi adherents at one time wore.
Boylove is central to Sufism. The boy was the most beautiful thing that God ever created, and to contemplate the boy was to meditate on God. "In Sufi poetry the love of boys IS the love of God."
Sufis are also remembered for their dances, in which the swirling of the dance produced an altered state of consciousness.
- Ustad Selim, "Sufi Poetry - Boy-love and the Divine," Kalos - On Greek Love, 1, 1976, pp. 19-25, http://exitinterview.biz/rarities/kalos/htmfiles/kal1p19.htm, retrieved Sept. 10, 2015.