Animals at a French Zoo - Angora Goats
Animals at a French Zoo - Angora Goats - Sepia. Group of goats in pen. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo. The Angora goat (Turkish: Ankara ke穳i) is a breed of domestic goat that is named for Ankara, Turkey, historically known as Angora. Angora goats produce the lustrous fibre known as mohair. Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Ankara - Mosque and Tomb of Hajji Bayram Veli
Ankara - Mosque and Tomb of Hajji Bayram Veli (1352 -1430). Was called Numan - changed to Bayram after he met his spiritual leader Somuncu Baba during the festival of Eid ul-Adha which is called Kurban Bayrami. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth'. Within the Islamic tradition such people are often known as Sufis, Sufi, people of the way or mystics and they come from every strata of society; here monetary considerations are inapplicable since the situation is that of a deep personal inner spiritual longing. There are in existence a number Sufi Orders many of which bear the name of a great saint and within these orders various practices have continued over the centuries in order to assist generations of seekers whose desire is to be brought to reality itself. It is said that the number of ways to reality/truth exceeds the number of grains of sand on the beach. It may be noted that this infinite number of ways to truth can even start at a point beyond religion, ultimately the truth is an univeral quality."
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