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    Top Whirling Dervishes Performance at Shab-e-Arus aka Wedding Night

    The observance of the anniversary of a sufi saint is called (in Arabic), `urs, which means “wedding,” because the saint is believed to have attained “union” (or utmost nearness together with other saints and the prophets) with God, the Only Beloved. In Turkey, the night of Rumi’s `urs is called Sheb-i Arus or “Wedding Night” (the correct Persian would be “Shab-é `Arûsî,”.. Thousands of people […] More