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Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi

Overcoming Bigotry With Grace

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.22.2016 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

At a time when never-ending bigotry is overwhelming us, we should keep reminding ourselves and others that it doesn't matter how ugly the idea we are dealing with is, we should always do everything with grace and good manners.

On Writing Rumi's Life | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

On December 6, Hamshahri-Javan, a weekly journal, carried an interview with Brad Gooch, an American author, about his lastest project on Mawlana Jalal...

Talk to Thrive

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It seems that everyone has an incurable "fight to be right syndrome," and it is going from bad to worse. Most people are busy speaking or criticizing harshly while very few are listening to understand.

In Redemption Days, Hoping for Better

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Ramadan awards us fasting to explore and discover new things deep inside of us, life and religion. Every year I'm amazed to find a new angle to see my surroundings through Ramadan's lens.

Pilgrimage To Rumi: May It Be Love

Omid Safi | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Omid Safi

The shrine kept expanding and expanding to take in more and more pilgrims. It was a palpable lesson that we are capable of taking so many into our hearts if we dare let it expand to encompass the whole humanity.

Celebrating The Divine Union Of The Soul: Devotees Mark 738th Anniversary Of Rumi's Death

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Rumi died in 1273. To this day, his devotees celebrate his departure from the world as one would in a marriage, apt for a man who sought the highest love in life, and found it most completely in death.

Rumi And The Way Of The Spiritual Lover

Kabir Helminski | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

To be a lover of God was not to make some inflated claim for oneself, but actually to admit one's vulnerability and even helplessness before this Love.

Whirling Dervishes Celebrate Rumi Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Whirling dervishes in Turkey performed an annual dance to mark the death of Muslim mystic and poet, Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi. The beloved Sufi writer o...