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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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What's strange to me is that Turkey, as a member of NATO, is making this war against us under the name of jihad, but we are only democrats," Derwish said.
Juma Al Dosari is described as a Muslim fighter and itinerant Imam from Saudi Arabia, who is believed to have fought with Derwish in Bosnia.
Kamal Derwish played a key role in the radicalization of the Lacka-wanna Six.
It says that after a brief sojourn in Pakistan, where they encountered Derwish, they traveled to Kandahar, staying in guest houses where the talk was all of jihad and martyrdom.
And earlier this month a CIA airstrike killed a YemeniAmerican, believed to be Kamal Derwish, the alleged leader of a Buffalo, New York-based cell with links to al Qaida.
Two other suspected cell members, including "ringleader" Kamal Derwish, are thought to be in Yemen.
For a number of years the Islamic Movement's leader, Sheikh Abdallah Nimr Derwish, has been attempting to edge the movement into the Knesset.
Notorious terrorist, Abu Ahmed Derwish, has reportedly been among the death toll of the Army's Friday airstrike in Idlib.