Sufis dancing, This manuscript is an illuminated and illustrated copy of the collection of poems (dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī 1552

Sufis dancing, This manuscript is an illuminated and illustrated copy of the collection of poems (dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī 1552

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Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire: The Mevlevi Sufi Order

Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire: The Mevlevi Sufi Order

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The Beggar and the King: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

The Beggar and the King: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

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‘The Lion of God’ Islamic Calligraphy Lion. Ink on paper. Made up of invocations to ‘Ali. Made by a Shiite or a member of the mystical Bektashi order, signed by Ahmed Hilmî. Ottoman Turkey 12 Jumada I 1331 (19 April 1913). In this order, the 5 claws are associated with Allah, Muhammad, ‘Ali, Hasan and Husayn, and its red tongue signifies ‘Ali was the spokesman of Muhammad.'

‘The Lion of God’ Islamic Calligraphy Lion. Ink on paper. Made up of invocations to ‘Ali. Made by a Shiite or a member of the mystical Bektashi order, signed by Ahmed Hilmî. Ottoman Turkey 12 Jumada I 1331 (19 April 1913). In this order, the 5 claws are associated with Allah, Muhammad, ‘Ali, Hasan and Husayn, and its red tongue signifies ‘Ali was the spokesman of Muhammad.'

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Dervish

Dervish

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Derviş, Tehran

Derviş, Tehran

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