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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.
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.
The Order of Mevlevi, as the Whirling Dervishes are officially known, is a Sufi movement founded in the 13th century after the death of poet and philosopher Mevlana Rumi.
Chalabi's earlier exhibitions in 2008 were quite stimulating, particularly the portraits of dancers and the swirling dervishes.
FROM DUKE ELLINGTON to whirling dervishes, Macedonian folk songs to Japanese rice-harvesting ceremonies, talking drums to honking saxophones, this year's second World Festival of Sacred Music - Los Angeles, which begins today, promises to be anything but predictable - or predictably reverent.
Honoring Rumi as their founder, the Mevlevis, or whirling dervishes (one of the Sufi, or mystical orders, within Islam), practice dance as the distinctive feature of their devotional life.
The Nimatullahi dervishes, of which the Gonabadis are a branch, began centuries ago as Sunni Muslims but became Shiite Muslim believers during their journey toward intimacy with God--the goal of all Sufis.
ISMAILIA: Ismaili goalkeeper Mohamed Sobhi rejected a new contract from the Dervishes as he opted to consider options available in the winter break.
Now these Whirling Dervishes of Turkey, as they call themselves, bring their tradition to two venues in town.
One show features a montage of dances from Egypt, Israel, and Ukraine, as well as Turkish Whirling Dervishes.
A Revolutionary Court in Borujerd has summoned 189 Sufi dervishes from the Nematollahi Gonabadi sect for questioning, Radio Farda has reported.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, several members of the cabinet and a number of ambassadors will watch the performance of Whirling Dervishes commemorating their supreme master.
The Dervishes President Nasr Aboul-Hassan told FilGoal.
The erotic religiosity of Dervishes is distinct from the religious fervor of El Greco.
World music and dance will be represented with an encore performance by the Whirling Dervishes (Oct.