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an ascetic Muslim monk

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The sun had not long risen before the Sultan, who was anxious to leave nothing undone that might deliver the princess, arrived with a large suite at the gate of the monastery, and was received by the dervishes with profound respect.
As you know a number of Dervishes (followers of a Shiite sect) had caused public disturbance due to their illegal gathering and the law enforcement police and Basij (volunteer) forces treated them with their good level of power," General Ashtari said on Monday.
He worked on various subjects, and in 2011 was invited to exhibit in Istanbul, where he first saw the sema of the whirling dervishes.
The most impressive and unforgettable visual element of whirling ritual is skirts moving up like waves, since dervishes whirl continuously for a long time.
The sentences of a lifetime in exile issued against two Gonabadi Dervishes will be changed to life in prison unless the two "repent," a source with knowledge of the case has told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).
ISLAMABAD -- The mesmerizing ritual dance of the whirling dervishes from Turkey and singing of the patriotic songs by Pakistani singers left the audience spellbound at a show held at the President House.
As part of the festival world-famous Cappadocia, Hagia-Sophia, Pamukkale, Ephesus and also whirling dervishes in Reunion Night (E[currency]eb-i Arus) are greatly attracting attention.
In this form of Sama, physically active meditation, dervishes are meant to abandon their egos or personal desires by listening to music, and spinning repeatedly.
Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia: Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim Society
Dervishes are Sufi Muslims who represent the revolving heavens with their spinning dance, and it turns out the dance also mirrors the physics of a spinning Earth.
This painting, Attraction, is one piece that stands out from the collection, featuring a group of Sufi dervishes being swept away by the light of guidance.
com)-- Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Konya and the Whirling Dervishes the newest addition in the acclaimed series, Sites of the World's Cultures, available April 30, 2013.
We sat in the banquet hall being served cold mezze watching the three dervishes perform their Sufi-inspired ritual accompanied with soft live music on traditional instruments.
Mevlana, who devoted himself to the pursuit of Sufi mysticism, was the spiritual founder of the Mevlevi order of Whirling Dervishes and he was justly regarded as the supreme master.
Though the Mevelvi dervishes of Turkey, with their long hats and creamy white robes, are certainly the most famous of all sufi dervishes, they are more types of dervishes subscribing to different schools, or rather tariqas.