What is a 'Whirling Dervish', and please can you give in depth details, (in an a

  1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    What is a 'Whirling Dervish', and please can you give in depth details, (in an article or hub)

    I do have some knowledge of the religious aspect of being a Whirling Dervish, but would like to know much more, (having seen one in Egypt.)

  2. oscarwms profile image69
    oscarwmsposted 6 years ago

    Sufism and Dervishes

    The origin and roots of Sufism lie in the life and practices of the Prophet of Islam and the Qur’an. Sufism espouses a well-founded and thoroughgoing interpretation of Islam, which focuses on love, tolerance, worship of God, community development, and personal development through self-discipline and responsibility. A Sufi’s way of life is to love and be of service to people, deserting the ego or false self and all illusion so that one can reach maturity and perfection, and finally reach Allah, the True, the Real.

    Through the Whirling Dervishes program  brings to you a hint of one of the remarkable ways of achieving this: the way of Rumi, the great Muslim mystic and poet.

    The Order of the Whirling Dervishes is one branch of the vast Sufi tradition of Islam. The universal values of love and service shared by all Sufis are very much relevant to the social and political realities of today, and this ritual, which is only performed by the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, has come to symbolize these values in the hearts and minds of millions throughout the world.