You see, this is where we all come tumbling down... trying to define. Trying to be able to compartmentalise everything. If we can, the definition would be able to put it in a box kind of thing. Specific. So then if it is this it cannot be that. All these things only set up the scenario for us to be confused.
has given a good explanation to this.
In the most extreme, Allah demonstrates that He determines everything. Our next meal. Our next breath! In the Quran He provided out of season fruits to Mary. Our sustenance is His provision. We only have to strive AND BELIEVE. The problem is in the world we live in. So counter-faith. It is not the individuals so much, but the system. And we, the individuals, get caught up in it, derailing us.
Really, as what was explained by the above post, really it was the 'being' of those people, trying to be a muslim as what they believe the prophet practiced and preached and leaving their destiny in the hands of the AlMighty, is pure surrender, the true meaning go islam. If that is labeled as Sunni or Tasawwuf or whatever, does it really matter? The journey is in the 5th line of al Fatiha 'guide me to the right path' ..
So, if Allah guides you to the right path, what islamic label would it be?
Let us go back to basics, please.
1) The shahada is universal.
2) the other pillars of faith.
I am often reminded that if we had the chance after we have tasted death to live again, we would be very charitable indeed. So, if that is the most highest act, why not do that? To live out the principles as explained in that post#6. And learn to BE that. Being patient. It is very hard indeed. In simplicity, I have heard a saying that encapsulates those characteristics - Think well, say well, do well. I have incorporated that into my thoughts and action since I heard it.
If we want further guidance as to how to 'be', read up on the stories of the prophets. Non will send us astray. Each will have its own contribution to enrich our understanding. To see how human being behave. How they deny and keep denying, generations after generations until today.