Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire: The Mevlevi Sufi Order

The Mevlevi Sufi order is probably the most famous mystical sect in Ottoman and Turkish history, especially because of Rumi, who is commemorated every Dec 17

'Dervishes' by the Russian painter Vasili Vereshagin reminds me of my new story project 'The Three Princes of Serendip'. Thx to Karin Vlietstra.

Alma Kuzma Vasily Vereshchagin Dervishes Vereshchagin was born on October in Cherepovets, Russia into the relatively prosperous family of a landowner.

Two dervishes. Istanbul, ca. 1850. By Amadeo Preziosi (1816 - 1882).

Amedeo Preziosi Derwishes « Amedeo Preziosi « Artists « Art might - just art

Abdul Qadir Al Geylani and Ahmed er Rifai - Pirs of the Ansari Sufi Order

Abdul Qadir Al Geylani and Ahmed er Rifai - Pirs of the Ansari Sufi Order

“Howling dervishes” (members of the Rifayah order) praying. - DE AMICIS, Edmondo - 1883

“Howling dervishes” (members of the Rifayah order) praying.

Three Dervishes

Three Dervishes, by Luigi Brocktorff, Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil, heightened with white, ca. Victoria and Albert Museum

Howling Dervishes-Rifayah Order-1883

“Howling dervishes” (members of the Rifayah order)

Dervish-Kalenderi

Dervish-Kalenderi

Dervish

The Whirling Dervishes (Jean-Leon Gerome,

Una breve storia del Sufismo.

The book of the Sufi is not written With ink and letters, it is only a heart, White like snow.

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