Calligraphy Painting Whirling Dervish, ORIGINAL Islamic Framed Art, Islamic Gift, Sufi Art, Muslim Art, Dancing Dervish

  • $130.00

* Subject: whirling dervish
* Materials used: inks and drawing paper
* Format: 17.3" x 21.2" (44cm x 54cm)
* Framed in the new frame with an anti-reflective glass
* The painting comes FRAMED and MATTED as shown on the photo!

Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning) (Turkish: Semazen) is a form of physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order and other orders such as the Rifa'i-Marufi. It is a customary meditation practice performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes (also called semazens, from Persian ) aim to reach the source of all perfection. This is sought through abandoning one's nafs, egos or personal desires, by listening to the music, focusing on God, and spinning one's body in repetitive circles, which has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.

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