whirling dervish

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Noun1.whirling dervish - a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling
dervish - an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements
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The entire display was of Mevlevi dervishes (their order named after the great Jalaluddin Rumi) quite surprising in their variety.
Other orders include the Mevlevi, Bektashi, Halveti, Jerrahi, Nimatalahi, Rufi, and Noori.
The Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi Order are the best-known practitioners of 'Sama', which refers to a form of meditating by focusing on melodies and dancing.
Watch the Whirling Dervishes The Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi Order are the best-known practitioners of 'Sama', which refers to a form of meditating by focusing on melodies and dancing.
En entrevistas y en entradas en los medios sociales, el autor se describe a si mismo como un converso al Islam, un monje sufi y un miembro de la Comunidad El Nur-Ashki-Yerrahi ubicada en Mexico D.E (3) En su cuenta de Facebook, Bellatin, que casi siempre va vestido de un habito sufi, comparte enlaces a videos de derviches de la orden Mevlevi en Estambul y de la shaykha de la mezquita sufi a la que asiste.
The book is divided into 15 parts or chapters under various titles like 'The Philosophy of Rumi', 'Meeting with Shamas Tabrez,' 'Islamic Mysticism and The Symbolic Whirling of Mevlevi Order', 'The Teachings of Masnavi and Dewan,' 'Rumi's Concept/Love of God,' 'Rumi as Prophet of Love,' 'Rumi as a Man of God,' 'Humanity as one Body-Union with God and Eternity,' and others.
The most famous orders were the Order of Ahmed Yesevi, where Dervishes performed their ritual of "zikir"; the Order of Mevlevi, where Dervishes performed their traditional dance of spinning around themselves; the Order of Bekta[section]i, where its members demonstrated "ayin" that was similar to musical drama).
The most powerful and popular Sufi sect in Anatolia is called Mevlevi (whirling dervishes) and they wear plain white dresses (called tennure) during the whirling ritual (Sema ayini in Turkish).
Among their topics are chasing after the Muhandis: the visual articulation of the architect and architectural historiography, artists and their signatures in Timurid and Safavid manuscripts, in defense and devotion: affective practices in early modern Turco-Persian manuscript painting, the city built and rendered: locating urban subjectivity in 18th-century Mughal Delhi, and Mevlevi Sufis and the representation of emotion in the arts of the Ottoman world.
An adult convert from Catholicism, Helminski is now a Mevlevi sheikh, part of the same order as the Sufi mystic Rumi.
He noted that Qawwali was a special, world-renowned genre of Pakistani music, aptly included in the wide-ranging festival also featuring sufi music from various countries and Turkey's famous 'Tasavvuff' music and 'Mevlevi Sema' (Whirling Dervishes).