Saint and Sufi in Modern Egypt. London and New York, On the second level—which concerns both Muslim authors and modern historians—Sufism's presence is made known through observable characteristics of people and society or specific institutions.
Historically there has been considerable agreement on the general principles of morality, social justice, and Divine benevolence.
As a result, they became important structures both for the expression of indigenous opinion and for the expansion of Islam. The spread of Sufism has been considered a definitive factor in the spread of Islam, and in the creation of integrally Islamic cultures, especially in Africa  and Asia.
In many parts of Saudi Arabia, the establishment of Sufi orders is forbidden.
Sufis acknowledge that Tariqas were not established at the time of the Prophet. This helped Islam to become a part of popular religious activity with a minimum of conflict.
Foundations of the Modern Orders. He therefore also has a certain freedom. In addition, many mystics, either in a state of trance or caught up in their overpowering yearning to be perfectly absorbed in God, have let themselves be carried away to make statements that were condemned as heretical.
Sufis believe that aid and support may be received from Muhammad, even today. So that there is no ambiguity it clearly and unequivocally states: Allah does not forbid you from dealing kindly and justly with those who do not fight you for your Faith nor drive you out of your homes: for Allah loves those who are just.
The Vision of Islam.