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Becoming Mystics and Prophets: Rumi: Passionate Mystic and Poet

“Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent. ”

- Rumi

Born in present-day Afghanistan, Rumi moved to Turkey with his family with the Mongol invasion when he was eight.  The poetry of this 13th century Sufi Muslim scholar and teacher crosses all religious traditions to describe the common human life journey of growing into Love. 

In the first session of this series, we will consider the life and writings of Rumi who challenges us to not to be afraid to know the Divine One who is present and more intimate to us than we even can imagine.

September 24, 2018
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Franklin Lewis is Associate Professor of Persian Literature and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.  His research focuses on Persian and Arabic literature and philology, Sufism and Islamic Thought, Baha’i Studies, as well as the role of translation in literary history.  He has done numerous translations of fiction by modern Iranian writers and has written extensively on the poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī.

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Becoming Mystics & Prophets- Rumi

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