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Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s Forgotten Message

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s Forgotten Message

The cure for our spiritual amnesia is the integration of Rumi’s lessons into daily life. There is a need to understand Islam in contemporary times.

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi is deeply rooted in the prophetic tradition. Rumi is the most populer poet of our age yet is almost completely misunderstood and misinterpreted in the popular culture.

Within his Mesnevi, The Signs of the Unseen, and his other work, is the ‘Forgotten Message’ that can awaken one to the purpose of life. Today, when so many would like to read Rumi and remove any reference to Sufism and Islam, Shems Friedlander places him unequivocally within Sufism and the Heart of Islam, clearly and emphatically stating the necessity of studying Rumi in his essence, as a Sufi saint, the founder of the Mevlevi Order of Dervishes, as well as one of the greatest metaphysical poets and literary figures the world has known.

Friedlander sheds new light on the relationship of Shems and Rumi and offers a theory about Shems’ disappearance not previously voiced.

We are the heirs of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. How will we treat this inheritance? Will we squander it among those who have been deceived by the world? Argue its validity with scholars in classrooms and teahouses; or will we feed yearning hearts, enhance the intellectual desires of youth, and fill the gap of disappointment of those who have reached maturity and seniority and are still empty?

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s Forgotten Message

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"I journeyed to Konya, in Central Turkey, a city of one traffic light, from New York, a city with a hundred thousand traffic lights."
"In fact, as he has been repackaged as a new age poet, it is even more important now to shed light on the true message of his teachings: to see the signs of the Creator in everything, our surroundings and ourselves, and to recognize that we are being called to unity, devotion, and service."
"The Whirling Dervishes sought to document and provide historical context for phenomenon that captured my attention and awoke something in my heart. This book seeks to reaffirm that the foundation of Rumi’s message is Islam and that while one can be a Muslim without being a Sufi, one cannot be a Sufi without being a Muslim."
"My hope is that readers of this book are inspired to adopt Rumi’s teachings into their own lives, and to strive to live the core of his message. Mevlana has left us a treasure, and it is up to decide how we will use that inheritance."

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