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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.

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.

Dome of Mevlana Rumi in Konya.

Dome of Mevlana Rumi in Konya.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whirling Dervishes Group, 1870. Photographed by Sheba Pascal

Whirling Dervishes Group, 1870. Photographed by Sheba Pascal

Seek The Spirit. ... Rumi

Seek The Spirit. ... Rumi

Dancing dervishes. Nusret Çolpan

Dancing dervishes. Nusret Çolpan

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.

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.

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