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Sufism (Arabic: تصوّف‎ - taṣawwuf, Persian: صوفی‌گری, sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf, Urdu: تصوف;), is a mystical tradition of Islam.[1][2][3] A practitioner of this tradition is generally known as a Sūfī (Arabic: صُوفِيّ‎;), though some adherents of the tradition reserve this term only for those practitioners who have attained the goals of the Sufi tradition. Another name sometimes used for the Sufi seeker is dervish.

Classical Sufi scholars have defined Sufism as:[4]

"a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God."

Or, in the words of the renowned Darqawi Sufi teacher Ahmad ibn Ajiba:[5]

"a science through which one can know how to travel into the presence of the Divine, purify one’s inner self from filth, and beautify it with a variety of praiseworthy traits."

The Sufi movement has spanned several continents over a millennium, at first expressed through Arabic, then through Persian, Turkish, and a dozen other languages.[6] Sufi orders, most of which are Sunni in doctrine, trace their origins from the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, through his cousin Ali or his father-in-law Abu Bakr.

According to some modern proponents,[7] Sufi philosophy is rooted prior to the modern day religions and is universal in nature. However, mainstream Sufis vehemently reject the notion of Sufism without Islam.[8]

Sufi whirling
As explained by Sufis:

In the symbolism of the Sema ritual, the semazen's camel's hair hat (sikke) represents the tombstone of the ego; his wide, white skirt represents the ego's shroud. By removing his black cloak, he is spiritually reborn to the truth. At the beginning of the Sema, by holding his arms crosswise, the semazen appears to represent the number one, thus testifying to God's unity. While whirling, his arms are open: his right arm is directed to the sky, ready to receive God's beneficence; his left hand, upon which his eyes are fastened, is turned toward the earth. The semazen conveys God's spiritual gift to those who are witnessing the Sema. Revolving from right to left around the heart, the semazen embraces all humanity with love. The human being has been created with love in order to love. Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi says, "All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know!
Whirling & Kiyana:Self-Recognition and beyond: Perpetual & Vital Kiyana Exercises Infinity respiration, eye exercises, body discipline,symmetric and asymmetric movements by the method of divided attention

“Kiyana” means the origin, applies to the vital movements that are the source of all corporeal movements and athletic exercises which appeared in ancient Persia and were called “Yega” (the derivative of the Persian word “Yeganegi” which means unity) in a sense of unity of body, mind and spirit; recently it has been called “Kiyana”, the portion of these movements from ancient Persia that went to far east was called “Yoga” and what arrived to Persia a portion of it was selected and is called “Varzish baastaani” (ancient athletic
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Abuelnaga Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
this work my friend
AbdulBatinOsmanBey Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the way this drawn the colors seem to pop out at you. Simply beautiful
lpwebportal Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Absolutely beautiful...

Your painting gives one the feeling of inner peace and tranquility as comes with the act of remembrance of God.
Vatan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Very interesting detail in the description of the painting. The painting it self is unique in its own way, but the detail in your description suggests you know some what about Sufism?

I really like some of your other paintings especially the one of the Ortaköy mosque in Istambul.

I am a Muslim and struggling on the path of Tassawwuf, so this is very inspiring for me

fusunyeremyan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lucy-on-the-road Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Great. Your paintings are REAL , not too clever like a other which is making by young, depressed people. I see that you love your world and that's the reason that I love your art.
fusunyeremyan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thx for your lightly lovely comments , i work very hard sometimes 18/24/365 this makes me haPPy and cheerful, i very glad to paint!
my motto :work work work talance comes anywhere..
and too much lights in your life..
füsun yeremyan
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September 16, 2008
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Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
11 mm
Date Taken
Apr 2, 2008, 11:43:29 AM