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dervish


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Persian. Also spelled darwish. Poor or mendicant. Refers to ascetic Sufis who wear rough wool clothing as a reflection of their rejection of material luxuries and dedicate themselves to a life of prayer, meditation on the Quran, fasting, seeking hidden or deeper guidance, and imitating the example of Muhammad.

See also Faqir

Subjects: Military History — Islam.


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