Mevlevihane

A red whirling dervish

A red whirling dervish

Mevlana.  I saw these whirling dervishes in Turkey.  Mesmerizing.

Mevlana. I saw these whirling dervishes in Turkey. Mesmerizing.

Arabic Calligraphy - Whirling Dervish

Arabic Calligraphy - Whirling Dervish

An albumen print showing Dervishes in Egypt. The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.

An albumen print showing Dervishes in Egypt. The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.

Sufi Dance

Sufi Dance

Ottoman Mawlawi Dervishes, Yenikapi Mawlawi House, Istanbul (Osmanlı Yenikapı Mevlevihanesi)

Ottoman Mawlawi Dervishes, Yenikapi Mawlawi House, Istanbul (Osmanlı Yenikapı Mevlevihanesi)

Yenikapı Mevlevihânesi'nden üç mevlevi dervişi

Yenikapı Mevlevihânesi'nden üç mevlevi dervişi

John Frederick Lewis

John Frederick Lewis

Galata Mevlevîhânesi Şeyhi Kudretullah Dede ve dervişleri... (1870)

Sufi Kitap on

Galata Mevlevîhânesi Şeyhi Kudretullah Dede ve dervişleri... (1870)

Swiss swissOsmanlı’dan bir dervis¸ portresi, 1889.

Swiss swissOsmanlı’dan bir dervis¸ portresi, 1889.

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