Islamic scholarship focused on religion and legal traditions, although Sufis continued to emphasize mystical contacts with god.

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

Dervishes, Photographer: Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov, around

whirling dervishes- I love this movement

Whirling dervishes perform the ritual dance of the Sufi sect in a showroom in Ankara, Turkey Photograph by Sukri Celil Advan