Abba yahiyya or abu yahiyya, was the leader of a sect of afghani alenzar nizariun hagarenes who followed an independent ishmaili sufi herat tradition, introduced to the west by omar michael burke in his 1976 book among the dervishes. In fact, the method of the sufis is zikr, and the manner in which zikr is performed is the essential difference among the various orders. This beautiful story is current in verbal tradition in many languages, almost always circulating among dervishes and their pupils. Burkes firsthand account of his modernday pilgrimage be. The chief of these nizariun named abba yahiyya or father john, was able to recite to omar a succession of mages through sixty generations back to the rock and finally isa, son of mary, of nazara, the kashmiri. Adventures in arabia among the bedouins druses whirling. Dervishes and islam in bosnia sufi dimensions to the formation of. Dhikr as described within the halvetijerrahi order. Burke, an associate of idries shah, presents a very readable tale of travels among sufi schools in the near and middle east.
Publication date 1973 topics burke, omar michael, sufism publisher london. The following description is based mainly on the english books written. Click download or read online button to get among the dervishes book now. Pdf wild social transcendence and the antinomian dervish. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. In among the dervishes, author omar michael burke says that in herat he encountered about a thousand sufis who follow the teachings of isa, son of maryam. The latter part of his career is documented in bashir m. Among the dervishes omar michael burke 1973 travel an account of travels in asia and africa, and four years studying the dervishes, sufis and fakirs by living among them.
Adventures in arabia among the bedouins druses whirling dervishes and yezidee devil worshipers gorgias historic travels in the cradle of civilization. Rumi, blends in the mevlevis order in konya, a city in turkey. Burkes firsthand account of his modernday pilgrimage begins in a school built like a medieval rock fortress hidden in northern india. From there he takes the reader to monasteries where ancient lore is still taught, along the pilgrim road to forbidden mecca, and into the heart and mind of asia. It is also clear from the sources that they played a significant role in legitimizing the ottoman power among the turkomuslim. Thus spake the dervish explores the unfamiliar history of marginal sufis, known as dervishes, in early modern and modern central asia over a period of 500. Mevlana and the manifestation of whirling dervishes in the city of konya especially. Tales of the dervishes is essential reading for anyone interested in sufi thought, the significance and history of tales, or simply superb entertainment. Thus spake the dervish sufism, language, and the religious. There is good material within the travelogue that mirrors traditional teaching stories. Among the dervishes download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi.1669 488 675 709 511 610 537 902 1129 405 993 219 1105 1505 1133 833 785 1221 1385 274 714 1175 505 1642 990 1182 518 919 61 1625 1692 902 1402 1451 1014 722 57 420 885 1351 335 1059 1189 214 864 497 1448