dervish

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an ascetic Muslim monk

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Get real Al Wefaq, 'out there', is a whole body of opinion that claims the wave has passed Bahrain by, and it is not coming back unless there is a basic change, and if that doesn't happen, it will affect everyone, from dancing Dervishes down, a generation of poor, impoverished, dunces.
The price is steep considering other iftars around town, but the comfort of being served is worth it along with the performance by dancing dervishes.
But from Buddhists to Baptists, from Jews to the dancing dervishes of Islam, prayer shawls have been a part of tradition for centuries.
Mackintosh-Smith travels both in Ibn Battutah's footsteps and in the footnotes of his text, rooting out memorabilia of the man and his age -- buffalo-milk puddings, fishbone houses, a Crimean minaret, dancing dervishes and the scions of defunct dynasties.
In a city that's supposedly in thrall to the salsa beat, you'd think that a certain percentage of those dancing dervishes would choose to seek out the music's Afro-Cuban roots.