I don't know enough to be of any help, but I can share a personal experience. I think I read that Sufiism is sort of a mystical offshoot of Islam. Many years ago, in another lifetime when I was young and silly, my now-husband and I had no place to stay because we had moved cross-country without the fund for an apartment. We met one Sufi who saw us sitting outside making jewelry to sell so we could come up with the money for an apartment, and he told us that he was watching the apartment of some friends who were out of town (also Sufis). Amazingly, they agreed. Keep in mind that we were total strangers and they had never met us, and their friend barely knew us. They allowed us to stay for a few weeks to make our jewelry in the air-conditioning. That helped us to save enough money for an apartment. I don't know if this was a way of living out their faith because I never got to ask them. I'm guessing that it probably was.
at 9:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2013