Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
I don't wish to start a religious discussion here, but I couldn't help but notice the similarities between the state of the dervish in that passage who was "struck by Mohammed" and those charismatic/pentecostal Christians here in the United States who have experienced being "slain in the Spirit." Even the language is similar.
I find all references to religion in this book highly interesting. They are in some way much more "pure" than what we today can read about the Islam.