john william godward

john william godward

arcadiaart: German School, “Odalisque” (early 19th century).

arcadiaart: German School, “Odalisque” (early 19th century).

Rudolf ERNST (1854-1932) La cueillette des roses. http://www.pinterest.com/cgis2/orientalisme-arts-islamiques/

Rudolf ERNST (1854-1932) La cueillette des roses. http://www.pinterest.com/cgis2/orientalisme-arts-islamiques/

Léon-françois comerre (1850-1916) orientale au tambourin huile sur toile, signée en bas à droite. 85 x 51 cm

Léon-françois comerre (1850-1916) orientale au tambourin huile sur toile, signée en bas à droite. 85 x 51 cm

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]

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]

Eugene de Blaas - The Venetian Flower Vendor - Detail

Eugene de Blaas - The Venetian Flower Vendor - Detail

Concubine with nargile. Vittorio Rappini.

Concubine with nargile. Vittorio Rappini.

Osman Hamdi Bey - Leylak Toplayan Kız - Osman Hamdi Bey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Osman Hamdi Bey - Leylak Toplayan Kız - Osman Hamdi Bey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Egypt , Old Cairo Paintings: Fabio Fabbi (Italian Painter, 1861-1946) - Venditore Ambulante di Tappeti

Egypt , Old Cairo Paintings: Fabio Fabbi (Italian Painter, 1861-1946) - Venditore Ambulante di Tappeti

Vincent Stiepevich (1841 – 1910) | AMERICAN GALLERY - 19th Century

Vincent Stiepevich (1841 – 1910)

Vincent Stiepevich (1841 – 1910) | AMERICAN GALLERY - 19th Century

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