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Jalaluddin al-Rumi

Jalaluddin al-Rumi

There are some significant personalities who with the help of their voice and breath, their love and excitement, and their promise for humanity always remain fresh and alive over the course of centuries. Time evidently fails to make these characters obsolete. Their thoughts, analyses, explanations, and spiritual messages, which will never be lost, represent, ever anew, alternative solutions and pr... »

Why Does the West Show an Interest in Rumi?

Why Does the West Show an Interest in Rumi?

We know that Mevlana Muhammed Jelaluddin Rumi is a widely read poet in the West. His translated works are bestsellers in European and other Western countries.His poetry is recorded in electronic media, including tapes and CDs. Most interestingly, those who show interest in his works include people from different religions and ethnicity. Until recently, however, only academics knew him. But today h... »

The Silent Language Of Dervishes: Tennure

The Silent Language Of Dervishes: Tennure

Written by: İpek Tanır – Photos: Ayşe D. Şahinboy Published at AnadoluJet Magazine (July 2010) Edited by: Rumi Forum Any tailor who knows the cut and model of the tennure, one of the most important symbolic elements of the Sema (Whirling), can produce it nowadays. According to Mevlevi tradition, however, only those with special approval could sew the special garments. A salute signals the be... »