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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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; 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.
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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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Kodoris, Chowdhury, Abdal and Mohammed Sajon, 45, were not satisfied and continued to beat up the younger man for several hours before demanding that his relatives send [pounds sterling]50,000 to save him.
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], June 24 ( ANI ): India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria, who was recently denied entry into Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan's Hasan Abdal, has said the matter is being taken up at all levels and expressed hope that there would not be a repeat of it in the future.
Abdal doesn't like Marmite but he did recently buy me Marmite popcorn.
Members of Abdal al-Sham surrounded the house of an ISIL member in Kefr Zeit village in Bardi valley on Thursday and held captive their leaders, Abu Maryam al-Araqi and Abu Mosa'ab Sarqaya, along with 12 other ISIL terrorists.
Abdal will continue to lead the implementation of corporate governance standards and principles across Zain operations and its related subsidiaries in compliance with the laws and regulations, and best practices.
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The prime minister said universities in Dersim (Tunceli) and NevE-ehir could be named for Pir Sultan Abdal and Hacy BektaE- Veli.
Mohammad Abdal, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Director of Zain Group and Head of the ME-IR Society's Kuwait Chapter said, "The importance of implementing and abiding by sound IR practices in enhancing a company's integrity, is critical for the future growth of regional equity markets, as it plays a key role in good corporate governance which ultimately builds investor confidence." He further added, "With Zain being one of the largest capitalized companies in Kuwait and the region, we have a responsibility to fully promote and support the implementation of a Society 'Code of Best Practice' that will ensure best IR practices."
"Development and Liberation" bloc member Deputy Abdal Majid Saleh said that Lebanese or some Lebanese are keen to waste opportunities to unite the country.<p>Saleh confirmed that the resistance does not affect the credibility of the Lebanese army but they complement each other.
The dead policemen were discovered early yesterday in their guard room along a railway bridge in Hasan Abdal, a town 25 miles west of Islamabad in Punjab province.
The decision may be received with disappointment in Washington and London, where Adel Abdal Mahdi, Jaafari's rival and former Marxist-turned-free-marketeer, was popular.