dervish


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Related to dervish: Sufi, whirling dervish
  • noun

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an ascetic Muslim monk

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And this he would have done, without our help, the very day before the Sultan has arranged to visit this holy dervish, and to entreat his prayers for the princess, his daughter.
Now to cure the princess the dervish must pull out seven of these white hairs, burn three, and with their smoke perfume the head of the princess.
The fairies and genii ceased talking, but the dervish did not forget a word of all they had said; and when morning came he perceived a place in the side of the well which was broken, and where he could easily climb out.
When she arrived, she was so thickly veiled that the dervish could not see her face, but he desired a brazier to be held over her head, and laid the seven hairs on the burning coals.
The Sultan was so delighted to hear these words that he not only embraced his daughter, but kissed the hand of the dervish.
But he did not hold it for long, for the Sultan fell a victim to an attack of illness, and as he had no sons, the soldiers and priests declared the dervish heir to the throne, to the great joy of all the people.
One day, when the dervish, who had now become Sultan, was making a royal progress with his court, he perceived the envious man standing in the crowd.
Mohammad Dervish, speaking at a congress on the water crisis and civil society responsibilities, did not explain what caused the river to dry up.
At the entrance of the space, the resin sculpture "Dawn Breeze," 105x85 cm, appears to embody a more conventional depiction of a whirling dervish.
Nico throws me around like a whirling dervish, but I don't even feel sti afterwards, which is really quite amazing," said Paddy.
As a whirling dervish spins, his long skirt can form mesmerizing shapes such as a three-faced pyramid that rotates more slowly than its wearer.
Kitchener's AngloEgyptian Army of 26,000 men defeated the Khalifa's Army of 40,000 Dervish men at Kerreri seven miles North of Omdurman on September 2, 1898.
Banning them from financial services the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has penalized two investment advisers, Mark Bentley-Leek and Mustafa Dervish, with a total of Au885,000.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Mark Bentley-Leek and Mustafa Dervish, who were both directors of the now-collapsed Bentley Leek Financial Management (BLFM) in Surrey, lacked integrity and misled clients after leaving many investors facing substantial losses on their life savings and pension cash.
Cemevis have not been legally recognized by the Turkish state since the passage of the 1925 Closure of Dervish Lodges Law, which shuttered the country's Sufi orders, dervish lodges and other non-orthodox centers of Islamic worship.