Sufi Services at Hamid-El-Nil in Omdurman

 

“Come, Come whoever you are, wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. Our’s is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, come yet again”.”

Ya Hz. Mevlana Jalal-uddin Rumi

Blissful is the only way to describe it.and Its in every Friday evening in Omdurman “The Hamad al-Neel cemetery—a vast, dun-colored cemetery in Omdurman—is the headquarters of the al-Qadiriya order in Sudan and was founded by sheikh Hamad al-Neel, who is buried at a nearby mosque.

 

The pounding beat got louder as you walk to the edges of the circle and see what they were all watching: green, red and leopard-clothed mystics swirling and dancing in a hypnotic fashion in the middle of the circle.

 

The expanse serves as an attraction for tourists and photographers due to the nature of the order’s rituals, which combine African heritage, dance, music and colorful attire.

 

The expanse serves as an attraction for tourists and photographers due to the nature of the order’s rituals, which combine African heritage, dance, music and colorful attire.

“Standing barefoot above the sand and under the heat of a sizzling sun, a few men pick up the rhythm on their ‘tambours’ (drums) and chant ‘zikr’ melodically while the crowd swells palpably, grooving to the rhythm.”

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Posted on May 12, 2013, in Sudan life style and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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