Religious life (850 Subjects)
View of Medina in Saudi Arabia, with Al-Nabawi Mosque.
Dance of the dervishes of the Kadri order.
Dance of the dervishes of the Mevlevi order.
Memorial service on Saturday of the Souls, Athens.
Chapter page. The Monastery of Mega Spilaio in Achaia.
View of the Monastery of Mega Spilaio in Achaia.
Varlaam monastery, Meteora.
A Greek bishop. Excerpt from a poem by Henry Gally Knight.
Feast of St. Jason and Sosipatros in Corfu.
The procession of Agios Spyridonas at Spianada, in the town of Corfu.
A Mufti reading prayers at a Sultan's sarcophagus (türbe).
Whirling dervishes of the Mevlevi order.
A wandering dervish. A dervish of Syria.
Stages of Muslim prayer.
Example of a mosque.
An Ottoman tomb.
Gathering of devout Muslims at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which was used as a tekije (dervish lodge). Sixteen ostrich eggs hang from the ceiling to avert the evil eye. A depiction of the first stage of the whirling dervishes' ritual: the faithful praise God and Prophet Muhammad.
The dance of the dervishes at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which was used as a tekije (dervish lodge). Sixteen ostrich eggs hang from the ceiling to avert the evil eye. A depiction of the final stage of the whirling dervishes' ritual: The two main dancers whirl while holding each other by the sash. In green, wearing a white turban, the Sheich or head of the Dervishes, who animates the dancers with his voice and by playing the tambour.
View of the Rotonda in Thessaloniki.
Gül Mosque in Istanbul, often said to be situated on the site of the Byzantine Monastery of Saint Theodosia; however, to date the location of the latter remains unverified.
View of the mosque of Suleiman I in Istanbul.
View of New Mosque in Istanbul.
The mosque of Mehmed II (Fatih mosque), Istanbul.
The Mosque of Selim I, Istanbul.
Nuruosmaniye mosque, Istanbul.