The common manifestations between the Sufi and Shiite sects in Kurdistan have been one of the influential factors in the tendency of Kurdish tribes to adopt the Shiite religion in recent centuries; Because under the domination of the customs and rituals of Kurdistan, the symbols and manifestations of many Shiite beliefs became popular among the Kurds and the Kurdish people adhered to the religion of Imam Shafi'i to the level of sufficiency in prayer, the quality of ablution and call to prayer. The Kurds following the Sufi teachings acted like the Shiites in the matter of recourse, pilgrimage to graves, obedience to the Sheikh, etc., and did not feel much difference with the Shiites in the atmosphere of such a belief.
Thus, the Naqshbandi, Qaderi, Nematollahi, and Jalali sects, common throughout the Kurdish regions, provided the ground for the entry of Shiite ideas into Kurdistan, and in the form of Sufi ideas, promoted Shiite ideas among the Kurds. The convergence and closeness of the Tariqat and Shiite beliefs provided for the closeness of Kurdish tribes to the Shiite religion, and followed the growth of Shiism among Kurdish tribes, especially the Kurds of southern Kurdistan.
However, the fall of the Tariqah ideology in Kurdistan, which began rapidly in the late Pahlavi era and spread throughout Kurdistan during the Islamic Revolution, led to the separation of Shiite and Sunni borders and their differentiation into Kurdish areas.