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MAWLAWIYAH

MAWLAWIYAH. The Turkish Sufi order of the Mawlawlyah (Tk., Mevlevi) is known to Europe as the "Whirling Dervishes" in recognition of its distinctive meditation ritual. It derives its name from Jalal al-Din Rumi known as Mawlana (Mevlana in Turkish, meaning "Our Master"), whose life and writings had a profound influence on the development and ritual of the order. [caption id="attachment_2426" align="alignleft" width="300"] ...more

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