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Whirling Dervish

Doctors Thought She'd Never Walk Again -- Today, She Twirls

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.25.2015 | OWN

EmbedContent(562a42dfe4b0aac0b8fc8ddb,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) More than 800 years ago lived a Muslim poet named Rumi. Rumi was a Sufi, a member of the ...

Sharing the Sufis of Syria

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Emily O'Dell

While today we're all thinking about chemical weapons in Syria, I can't stop thinking about the Sufis there--the living and dead mystic masters and dervishes whom I encountered in Damascus just two months before the civil war began.

Konya: Where Monks Whirl

Rick Steves | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

The tenor of towns in Turkey changes depending upon how religious and conservative they are. Among western-oriented, secular, cosmopolitan Turks, Kony...

WATCH: The Mystical Experience

Stephen Olsson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

Most mystics believe that the supreme being or the Divine, however defined, must not only be thought about, but directly and personally experienced.

Celebrating The Divine Union Of The Soul: Devotees Mark 738th Anniversary Of Rumi's Death

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Rumi died in 1273. To this day, his devotees celebrate his departure from the world as one would in a marriage, apt for a man who sought the highest love in life, and found it most completely in death.

Whirling Dervishes Celebrate Rumi Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Whirling dervishes in Turkey performed an annual dance to mark the death of Muslim mystic and poet, Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi. The beloved Sufi writer o...