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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.
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, 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.
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Dervish

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

a member of any of various Muslim orders of ascetics, some of which (whirling dervishes) are noted for a frenzied, ecstatic, whirling dance
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Koha writes that another criticism for MANU's (Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts) dilettantism is that numerous eminent Albanian individuals, such as Dervish Cara, Dervish Hima, Hamdi bej Ohri, Jashar Ere Bara, Mehmed Pash Derala, and Josfi Bageri, are not mentioned in this encyclopedia.
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