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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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Darwish was released by Israeli forces a few days ago and was banned from entering his hometown for a period of one week.
But it was this experience that taught Darwish a certain "pragmatism" that he continues to put to use today as chief executive of telecoms company IHS Towers, which has to date raised more than $5.5 billion in funding.
Darwish attributed this success to the bank's effective policy of collecting loan installments.
Mariam Ismail, a senior graphic design student, portrayed Darwish's women empowering song Aho Da Elly Sar "This is What has come to be", through a picture of women's protests supporting Saad Zaghloul.
His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq Al Said and other dignitaries were accorded a warm welcome on arrival and subsequently guided by Honorable Lujaina Darwish and
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[Quotation]"On the surface, the poem narrates the last speech of the Native American to the white man, but it speaks also to Darwish's beloved Palestine and its indigenous people," Waters said in a statement.
In the opening lines of the poem that gives the collection its title, Darwish utilizes the temporary respite granted from death to write perhaps the most powerful celebration of life, literally in the face of imminent death, in all of Arabic poetry.
"I've worked on several animation projects throughout the past few years, and most of them were related to raising awareness about an important social issue," said Al Darwish, "I think it's important to use my communications skills to spread messages that will improve my community and bring positive change."
BEIRUT: In an emotional appearance, the parents of the late Mohammad Darwish -- a personal bodyguard and driver to the assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri -- attended the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to represent their son Wednesday.
Darwish was not just a national poet; he was a poet of humanity and creativity who forged a new language and awareness for Palestine and beyond.
Dubai: The Khamis Al Mazeina Team, represented by Dubai Police, finally managed to get their hands on the title with a gutsy 2-1 win over Bin Darwish in the final of the seventh Maktoum Bin Rashid Football Championship that concluded at the Dubai Police Officers Club late on Wednesday.