750th anniversary of Rumi’s death – Academic research and spiritual exploration

Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlana order
Dancing dervishes from the Mevlana order in Turkey: the order’s origins date back to Rumi

No Islamic mystic in the past two centuries has touched literary figures and academics in both East and West as much as Rumi. A look at the history of research into this hugely influential spiritual teacher

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