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Re-discovering Rumi

Rumi’s epic poem The Mathnavi, from which the internet one-liners spring, is also know as the Persian Qur’an. So who was Rumi and what were the sources of his inspiration? And is the poetry we love in English truly reflective of his message?

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Saturday 4th July, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

  • Talk

Free

About the Event

He’s one of the best selling poets in America, with 1.7 million followers on facebook, the darling of Instagram influencers and has inspired celebrities from Madonna to Jay-Z. He’s also a 13th century mystic, variously described as a “Sufi”, “a Saint” and a “scholar”; less often as a Muslim whose very name Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī  – Rumi to many who know him today – means Glory of the Faith (Jalal-ad-Din).

Rumi’s epic poem The Mathnavi, from which the internet one-liners spring, is also know as the Persian Qur’an. So who was Rumi and what were the sources of his inspiration? And is the poetry we love in English truly reflective of his message?

Join Dr.Omid Saafi from Duke University for our annual Rumi lecture to understand the man behind the message of transformation This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to his work, as well as long-standing followers, to reacquaint themselves with the beauty that lies at the heart of Rumi’s poetry.

This talk will be streaming live over Zoom and pre-booking is required.

About the Book

Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition
Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition

Omid Safi

Publisher:Yale University Press

Publication date:3 Jul 2018

ISBN:9780300225815