Dervish, "We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust." ~Rumi~

Dervish, "We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust." ~Rumi~

The mesmerising, lanconic sound of the ney -- echoing the soul's longing for Allah.

The mesmerising, lanconic sound of the ney -- echoing the soul's longing for Allah.

The amazing Sufi dance "Mawlaweya" , originally invented by the very famous turkish Sufi scholar " Mawlana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi "

The amazing Sufi dance "Mawlaweya" , originally invented by the very famous turkish Sufi scholar " Mawlana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi "

female dervish....they twirl for ages being centred.....completely still on the inside which is where our energy is

female dervish....they twirl for ages being centred.....completely still on the inside which is where our energy is

Sufi(صُوفِيّ) belong to different ṭuruq or "orders" (congregations formed around a master) which meet for spiritual sessions (majalis) in meeting places known as zawiyahs. Sufis believe they are practicing ihsan (perfection of worship) as revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad.

Sufi(صُوفِيّ) belong to different ṭuruq or "orders" (congregations formed around a master) which meet for spiritual sessions (majalis) in meeting places known as zawiyahs. Sufis believe they are practicing ihsan (perfection of worship) as revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad.

Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi Order, bowing in unison during the Sema ceremony.jpg

Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi Order, bowing in unison during the Sema ceremony.jpg

Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Female whirling dervish

Female whirling dervish

Whirling Dervishes of Turkey "Sema"

Whirling Dervishes of Turkey "Sema"

Dance du derviche tourneur

Dance du derviche tourneur

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