Rumi, Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

Farsi calligraphy of Sufi dancer by Nastaliq

Farsi calligraphy of Sufi dancer by Nastaliq (Whirling Dervish) رقصی چنین میانه میدانم آرزوست

Whirling Dervish

I think it rocks that Sufis have their own call to God!

Whirling Dervish. Turkey

My steps are weighted and I wander in circles. I am the hub of a wheel revolving in longing

Dervish 1

You drew me so close to you, until I thought 'You are me.'' (Mustafa al-Hallaj Sufi poet century) mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism


Hossein Valamanesh The lover circles his own heart, 1993 silk, electric motor