The dervishes are so beautiful. Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Sufi Dancers (Whirling Dervishes), Cairo, Egypt

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Dancer performing an Anatolian Folk dance while having a rooftop view of Istanbul, TURKEY.

Mawlaweya - Sufi dance in Cairo

"Mawlaweya Dance" by Abdelrahman Elwassimy on - The amazing Sufi dance "Mawlaweya", originally invented by the very famous turkish Sufi scholar, "Mawiana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi".

Dervish / Under the Stars - Konya, Konya

Under the Stars - Konya. Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi. The way I understand it is that "Dervishes" practice an esoteric form of trance dance in conjunction with their Sufi beliefs that is meant to increase their connectivity to God.

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Sufis kiss the hand of their master/sheikh sufis. Imam Mohamed Abdo, an anti-sufi/salafi, hated that hand-kissing custom.

Whirling Dervish Sufi Dancers

Musicians and dancer perform. Krabash-i Veli, Bursa, TURKEY (Steve McCurry)

Sufi dervish

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If you’ve ever wanted to witness the Whirling Dervishes, this is your opportunity. The ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes is an 800 year tradition in Turkey,

Whirling Dervishes.

Whirling Dervishes, Konya, Turkey ~ Pinner says:This was an event I will never forget. Mystical and magical.