ISTANBUL (RNS) Some of Rumi’s followers believe the 13th-century mystic’s whirling dervish ceremonies have been wrongly appropriated for profit.
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Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, emphasizes universal love, peace, acceptance of various spiritual paths and a mystical union with the divine. It is associated with the dancing of whirling dervishes, who originated in the 13th century as followers of the poet and Muslim mystic, Rumi. Their dance is a traditional form of Sufi worship, […]