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A commentary by a major learned figure of late Ottoman Sufism, which presents Rumi as his principal heirs understood him - with the multiple levels of reference and allusion that were typically brought to bear in Turkish study circles , as well as the symbolic implications and connections in the Masnavi to Qur’anic passages, hadith, and the sayings and poems of Sufi masters in Arabic, Persian and Turkish.
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The astounding autobiography of the man who transformed Rumi from a learned religious teacher into the world’s greatest poet of mystical love.
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These fantastic accounts (hagiographies) are not entirely transparent, as they deploy many layers of technical terms and allusion to Sufi practices. Omid Safi seeks to unlock these mysteries by reading these beautiful and heartfelt accounts closely, and identifying the background material, symbols and images that Rumi’s own community might have had in mind. Forthcoming.
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Shems Friedlander offers us another jewel--unique in that it brings to light hitherto unpublished material on the sacred music and dance, or sema of the Mevlevi Dervishes. We are treated to a wonderful explanation of the significance and symbolism of the dress and movement of the dance performed in the semahane--the Hall of Celestial Sounds.
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Screened in several international film festivals, as well as the Musée de L'Homme in Paris, this film takes viewers into a secret world rarely seen by outsiders. Nearly eight centuries after his death, Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Sufi master and mystical poet, is ever-present in the whirling ceremony of today's Mevlevi dervishes.
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With beautiful illustrations from the world of Persian Sufism, this authoritative introduction opens the door to Rumi’s spiritual universe and it highlights Rumi as a beacon of light whose teaching dispels the shadows which prevent modern man from seeing even his own image in its true form and knowing who he really is.
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