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Whirling Dervish Ceremony In Sehremini – Fatih / ISTANBUL

Whirling Dervish Ceremony Real Monastery in Sehremini – Fatih / ISTANBUL 

Duration: 90 Minutes (Approx.) BCS. it is not a Touristic Show, Durations are flexible.
Location: Sehremini – Fatih / ISTANBUL

Every Thursday at 20:30 pm  Child ( Age 0-6): Free !!!

Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. They are not theatrical spectacles but sacred rituals. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer trance to Allah.

Sufi Culture & Whirling Dervish Ceremony in a Real Monastery

Idea: During this Monastery visit & Dervish Ceremony; you will find out the story of Sufism, Sufis, and their communities in Istanbul, Turkey, today. You will meet the Sufi community and their monastery, listen to their music, and eye-witness the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony. The ceremonies are every Thursday. ( Not Touristic Show )

Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. They are not theatrical spectacles but sacred rituals. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer trance to Allah. Mevlevi believed that during the sema the soul was released from earthly ties, and able to freely and jubilantly commune with the divine. Dervish literally means “doorway” and is thought to be an entrance from this material world to the spiritual, heavenly world. The Whirling Dervishes played an important part in the evolution of Ottoman high culture.

From the fourteenth to the twentieth century, their impact on classical poetry, calligraphy and visual arts was profound. Rumi and his followers integrated music into their rituals as an article of faith. Rumi emphasized that music uplifts our spirit to realms above, and we hear the tunes of the Gates of Paradise.

Dress Code: Long Sleeves & Long pants or skirts. It is a religious ceremony in the monastery, not a touristic show therefore please respect the dress code.

Photography:  Yes you can take pictures without flash and not disturb the Ambiance of the Monastery.

** Also we are taking a limited number of guests to the monastery in order not to disturb the ambiance soo please reserve in advance.

How can one participate?
You can make reservations from here ( Online )

Who is Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ?

Mevlana Celaddiin-i Rumi is a 13th-century Muslim saint and Anatolian mystic known throughout the world for his exquisite poems and words of wisdom, which have been translated into many languages. Rumi, as he is known in the west, is the best-selling poet in the USA. The United Nations declared 2007 The Year of Rumi and celebrations were held worldwide.

Mevlana was a Muslim, but not an orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity, and awareness through love. To him, all religions were more or less truth. Mevlana looked with the same eye on Muslims, Jew, and Christian alike. His peaceful and tolerant teachings have appealed to men of all sects and creeds. In 1958, Pope John XXIII wrote a special message saying: “In the name of the Catholic World, I bow with respect before the memory of Rumi.”

Mevlana died on 17 December 1273 and was laid to rest beside his father in Konya, in present-day Turkey. A splendid shrine, the Mevlana Moseleum was erected over their remains, which is now a museum and place of pilgrimage. Every year on that day, at this magnificent 13th-century mausoleum we celebrate Seb-i Arus, his ‘Wedding Day’, together with thousands of people from all around the world.

 

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