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.

Tea time overlooking the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (or tea time outdoors overlooking any body of water).

Tea time overlooking the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (or tea time outdoors overlooking any body of water).

eski foto turlarindan V - Pier Loti

eski foto turlarindan V - Pier Loti

Istanbul

Istanbul

Fener / Bizans evi - 1933

Fener / Bizans evi - 1933

Istanbul 1938

Istanbul 1938

Stairs of Beyoglu, Istanbul (2013)

75 places so colorful it’s hard to believe they’re real [pics]

Stairs of Beyoglu, Istanbul (2013)

langoaurelian:  Istanbul, 1866   Not Constantinople Remarkable Photograph.  armadaistanbul.com armadaistanbulculture.com armadaistanbulkulturu.com

langoaurelian: Istanbul, 1866 Not Constantinople Remarkable Photograph. armadaistanbul.com armadaistanbulculture.com armadaistanbulkulturu.com

Istanbul...

Istanbul...

"Constantinople, the Gateway of the Orient" from the Educational Films Corporation

"Constantinople, the Gateway of the Orient" from the Educational Films Corporation

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