Head Dervish (Photo: JJ/Khalid Jaleel)

Egyptian Whirling Dervishes Whirl their Audience into a State of Ecstasy

The India-Arab Cultural Center at Jamia, in collaboration with the Egyptian Embassy, showcased a “Sufi Dance and Music Show” at the Ansari Auditorium on Dec. 9, 2010.

The Egyptian troupe are part of the Mawlawi Sufi order, which was founded by the followers of Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet and Sufi in present day Turkey.

Scenes from the Event

1. Pictures

Head Dervish performing at the Ansari Auditorium. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. (JJ Photo/Khalid Jaleel)
Musicians accompanying the dervishes performing at the Ansari Auditorium. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 (JJ Photo/Khalid Jaleel)

2. Highlights (Link to Video)

About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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