Going in trance on Sufi gathering on Friday in Omdurman Hamda al Nil shrine. . Sufism, mystical brotherhood and ecstatic version of Islam, is very popular in Sudan. Led by spiritual guidance of leaders called sheikhs, Sufi meet on various occasions, important in Islamic calendar such as Friday or Day of The Sacrifice, Eid - Al - Adha to celebrate and perform rituals called zikr, which involve chanting, dancing , breath control and going in trance like states in order to be closer to god.
Filename: Sufi Omdurman-3777.jpg
Copyright Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak