Whirling With The Dervishes…

So on Fridays as the sun is slowly slipping beyond the westbank of the Blue Nile … all the fun is to be had with the Sufis, The Dervishes of Khartoum, who converge at the clearing between the modest burial grounds and the Mosque of Hamid al Nil in Omdurman, to whirl. It’s a growing gathering who form an infinite circle. Who chant. And pray. And bless you with their frankincense and prayer beads. There are women in their incandescent drapings. And babies. And children who are all rhythm and rocking. It’s a total trance of religious ecstasy.

Followed by sunset prayers and feeding the needy.

And we were there…

Here πŸ™‚

And as dusk approached and the swollen throng surged we climbed the mosque walls to breathe and watch from up high and you can watch with us here and here πŸ™‚

And then just like that it all magically subsided as the faithful were called to prayer…

It’s Friday folks. Whirl a little πŸ˜‰


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Am happiest when exploring our ever-shrinking big blue marble with my camera in hand.
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