Darvesh, Darwish

Posted on 03/24/2012 by marina

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A Persian word for a religious mendicant. A dervish. It is derived from the word dar “a door” , Lit one who goes from door to door. Amongst religious Muslims, the darvesh is called a faqir, which is the word generally used for religious mendicant orders in Arabic books. The subject is, therefore, considered in the article on FAQIR.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam

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