An albumen print of Dervishes in Egypt.   The Sufi order 'Mevlevi' was founded in 1273 by followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. Commonly known as 'Whirling Dervishes', their influence spread from the Balkans though Syria and Egypt during the Ottoman period.

Albumen print showing Dervishes in Egypt. Photographed by Henri or Émile Béchard in the

Saatchi Online Artist: Margaret Ackland; Oil, 2010, Painting "Whirl"

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Margaret Ackland: "Whirl" - oil on linen - Anthea Polson Art Gallery Gold Coast QLD

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islamic-cultures: basanteta: Sufism Chill Out - See the World Through Pattern and Colour

"Repeat the Name of God, O Bahu, and free yourself from the worries of life." ~~Sultan Bahu~~

Whirling Dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

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

Dervish ~ “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Dancing dervishes. Nusret Çolpan

Nusret Çolpan was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul.

Dervish. Sufism is the esoteric dimension of the Islamic faith, the spiritual path to mystical union with God. It is influenced by other faiths, such as Buddhism, and reached its peak in the 13th century. There are many Sufi orders, the best known being the dervishes.

Iranian Dervish, Photographer: Antoin Sevruguin, around

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.” —  	Rumi

that for one breath or half-breath, I belong to myself? ~ As much as a pen knows what its writing or the ball can guess where it is going next ~ Rumi

Dance yourself dizzy on the streets of Konya… The Whirling Dervishes Festival is one of the world’s most intriguing sights, a mesmerising spectacle of dizzy twirling. The ritual whirling is an act of love and a performance of faith for the Sufi arm of Islam.

Dance yourself dizzy on the streets of Konya… The Whirling Dervishes Festival is one of the world’s most intriguing sights, a mesmerising spectacle of dizzy twirling. The ritual whirling is an act of love and a performance of faith for the Sufi arm of Islam.

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