dervish

(redirected from Abdal)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

dervish

(dûr`vĭsh), see fakirfakir
, [Arab.,=poverty], in Islam, usually an initiate in a Sufi order. The title fakir is borne with the understanding that poverty is the need to be in relation to God.
..... Click the link for more information.
; Rumi, Jalal ad-DinRumi, Jalal ad-Din
, 1207–73, great Islamic Persian sage and poet mystic, b. in Balkh. His father, a scholar, was invited by the Seljuk sultan of Rum to settle in Iconium (now Konya), Turkey.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Dervish

(Darwesh) member of ascetic order; frenzied, whirling dancer. [Muslim Rel.: Parrinder, 75; Jobes, 433]
See: Madness

dervish

a member of any of various Muslim orders of ascetics, some of which (whirling dervishes) are noted for a frenzied, ecstatic, whirling dance
References in periodicals archive ?
Abdal said: "I am honored to have been promoted to this position, and I appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me by the Zain Group Board and senior management.
The latest booth opening is the first permanent booth in Hasan Abdal.
Pir Sultan Abdal and Hacy BektaE- Veli were not warriors; they worked to elevate love for mankind.
On the event, Mohammad Abdal noted, "We are very pleased to be part of this meeting where Chapter Heads and representatives from other countries convened for the first time.
A soul where Shamanism and Islam converged to create Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, Yunus Emre, Haci Bektas Veli, Pir Sultan Abdal and many other Sufis?
One of the most important books de-emphasized in Islamic education and Arab schools is the 1925 book Islam and the Foundations of" Authority by Islamic judge Ali Abdal Raziq.
Treatment of stars off the meridian fall well within the scope of the abdal method discussed next.
Abdal, Managing Director of AlMazaya International and Patrick Beach, CEO of Captec Financial jointly announce an agreement in principle for the development of Taco Cabana restaurants in the countries of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and other Middle Eastern regional states.
Heera Ashiq, Mubarak Shah, Abdal Haider, Mohammad Abid, Usman Rafiq, Aman Atiq, Sheheryar Khan and Shahzad Khan on Tuesday moved into the Pre quarterfinals of Men's Singles event of the 5th Syed Tajammul Abbas Memorial National Ranking Tennis Championships 2015 here at PTF Tennis Complex.
Nadiya, who has six siblings, grew up in Luton but now lives in Leeds with her husband of 10 years Abdal, an IT technical manager, and their children.
RAWALPINDI -- Three new colleges will soon be constructed in Dhamial, Mandra and Hassan Abdal areas of the Rawalpindi division at a cost of Rs380 million.
Minister Al-Kandari introduced to His Highness the Crown Prince newly-appointed KPA senior officials, Director General Sheikh Yusuf Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah; Assistant Director General for Planning Affairs and Shuwaikh Port, Waleed Khaleel Al-Toum; Assistant Director General for Administrative and Financial Affairs Yahiya Khedr Abdal and Assistant Manager of Operations and Port of Shuaiba Adnan Jawad Al-Sayegh.