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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Sufi Whirling Dervishes

  • Aired: 01/11/2013
  • 02:09
  • Rating: NR
Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, is associated with the dancing of whirling dervishes. They dance in a traditional form of Sufi worship, a continuous twirling with one hand pointed upward. Manjula Kumar, a program manager at the Smithsonian Institution, explains how the dancing of these whirling dervishes from Turkey serves as “a spiritual offering.”
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