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The 30th of September this year marks the 800th birth anniversary of one of the greatest Sufi mystic poet of Islam, Mevelana Hazrat Jalaluddin Rumi.
During the 2nd century of the Christian Era, Illyria (part of which is modern Albania) was Christianised. In 732 Pope Gregory III placed the Albanian churches under the leadership of the patriarch of Constantinople. The Christians became part of the Eastern Orthodox church.
Friday, January 05, 2007 Moments with Shams -Words of Wisdom of Rumi's Teacher
updated: 13-Aug-2010 A few poems from each of the following authors are included here as examples of the wondrous depth and variety of Sufi poetry: Attar Hafiz Jami Rumi Saadi Sanai Yunus Emry Shabistari Ansari Rabi'a Abil Kheir Sultan Bahu Ibn 'Arabi Baba Kuhi Mansur al-Hallaj Amir Khusrau Moinuddin Hasan Chishti Hazret-i Uftade
Nine omeone said: “A man came who wanted to see you.
Ahmet Karamustafa, Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic thought and Turkish literature in Arts and Sciences, would beg to differ. Those who think of hippies as an American icon might gain valuable insight, he suggests, by reading his treatise on the Qalandars, a 13th-century Islamic dervish movement that also favored tambourines and psychoactive drugs, not to mention drums and naked revelry.