Previous pinner wrote----Always be thankful for what you already have—which is so very much! “Those who live in thanksgiving daily. are among the world’s happiest people. The power of gratitude is immense.” –Joseph B.

Galata ottoman #ottoman

Istanbul is full of amazing architect! Here is the the tallest tower in Istanbul the Galata Tower. I heard a rumor that the top of the tower is used to spot fires in the city.

An albumen print of Dervishes in Egypt.   The Sufi order 'Mevlevi' was founded in 1273 by followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. Commonly known as 'Whirling Dervishes', their influence spread from the Balkans though Syria and Egypt during the Ottoman period.

Albumen print showing Dervishes in Egypt. Photographed by Henri or Émile Béchard in the

LOVE THIS!!!!! My mother is a Christian.    My daughter is a Muslim.

"My mother is a Christian. I am a Muslim" mother daughter. One day my mom will understand and respect my choice. In Sha Allah

Whoever criticizes a Sufi in reality does the Sufi a good turn, for the Sufi shies away from praise. The Sufi is an enemy of vanity, hence whoever speaks evil of the Sufi’s ego, speaks evil of the Sufi’s enemy, and therefore helps them. “Things become clear through their opposites.” So the Sufi knows the critic is not really their enemy, but their friend. ~ Mevlana Rumi [Fihi Ma Fihi]

The House of Radwan Bey - Cairo - 1875 BY Frank Dillon (British ,

~Abu Bakr

Be Kind (Abu Bakr as-Siddiq Quote Poster): If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.

Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire:  The Mevlevi Sufi Order

Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire: The Mevlevi Sufi Order