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Sufism Lectures by Les Arts Turcs

Incili Cavus Sok.No:19/3 Alemdar Mah., Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 533 738 58 62
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Undoubtably the Most Authentic Sufi & Whirling Dervish Experience in Istanbul

If you think that experiencing the Dervishes is about watching people mysteriously and beautifully... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2014
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Sufism Lectures by Les Arts Turcs - Every Thursday 18:00 Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. They are not theatrical spectacles but sacred rituals. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer trance to Allah. Mevlevi believed that during the sema the soul was released from earthly ties, and able to freely and jubilantly commune with the divine. Dervish literally means "doorway" and is thought to be an entrance from this material world to the spiritual, heavenly world. The Whirling Dervishes played an important part in the evolution of Ottoman high culture. In this lectures ; We will try to find answer to your questions and explain you the general essences such as ; * What are the doctrines of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ? * What does " Dervish " mean in Sufism ? * How is the family life of a Sufi Dervish ? ( Marriage, Children, Family ) * What is the background of Sufi Doctrine & Discipline ? * Influence of Sufism in the world today ?
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29 May 2014
“Undoubtably the Most Authentic Sufi & Whirling Dervish Experience in Istanbul”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Incili Cavus Sok.No:19/3 Alemdar Mah., Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 533 738 58 62
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

If you think that experiencing the Dervishes is about watching people mysteriously and beautifully whirl you're partly correct. But Les Arts Turcs will show you what stands at the heart of it. A brief lecture on the philosophy and history of the Sufi's by one...More

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