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    Rumi and His Sufi Path of Love

    by Huseyin Bingul
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    • PAPERBACK : 2012-12-12 • 128 Pages • 6 x 9 inch inches • ISBN 9781597840781
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $12.95
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    This publication presents Rumi in a collection of articles with contributions from social scienctists, academics, psychologists, artists, and philosophers from an unparalelled geographic range; it is now the opportune moment in this period of conflictual relations between different worldviews to communicate more of Rumi's thought as it represents common ground for dialogue and mutual understanding.

    Whirling Dervishes Tour East Coast

    The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi from Konya, Turkey, just completed a tour (Oct. 19-26) of six East Coast cities in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with more than 4,300 in total attendance. At the events, New Jersey-based publisher The Light sold 1,500 copies of its titles on the Sufi poet Rumi, including Rumi and His Sufi Path of Love (May). The 13th century poet, jurist and philosopher has been called "the bestselling poet in America", with titles from many publishers remaining perennially popular.

    by Lynn Garrett, Religion BookLine Publishers Weekly, 10/31/2007

    TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Introduction ...............................................................................................xi
    Part I – Discovering Rumi Today..........................................1
    Rumi’s Path of Love and “Being Freed”
    with the Sama / Mehmet Þeker .........................................................3
    The East and West’s fascination with Rumi ......................................4
    Rumi and the Sama ..........................................................................7
    The Sama and contemplation ...........................................................9
    Jalaladdin Rumi / M. Fethullah Gülen.............................................11
    The Perception of Human in Rumi / Ramazan Altintas .............19
    The Memetic Counseling of Masnavi: The Artless Art of
    Jalaladdin Rumi / Seema Arif .........................................................25
    How do we see ourselves? ..............................................................28
    Unveiling........................................................................................30
    Rumi Resonates Through the Ages / Michaela M. Özelsel .........34
    The door of hope............................................................................35
    Part II – The Life of Rumi and Mevlevi Sufism......................43
    Mawlana Jalaladdin Muhammad Rumi / Adnan Karaismailoðlu..45
    In search of a new land...................................................................45
    The sun sets....................................................................................48
    Interview with Mevlevi Sheikh Þefik Can / Nuriye Akman .......52
    Rumi and Sufism / Selahattin Hidayetoðlu.....................................60
    Purpose in Rumi’s Sufi path ...........................................................60
    Love in Rumi’s Sufi path................................................................61
    The adherence of Rumi to Islamic principles and Prophet
    Muhammad (pbuh)......................................................................63
    Rumi never digressed from the essentials of Islam ..........................63
    Rumi’s conscience of worship .........................................................64
    Rumi, an admirer of the Qur’an and an adorer of Prophet
    Muhammad (pbuh) ......................................................................64
    Rumi’s identity ...............................................................................65
    The center of Rumi’s circle of human perception............................65
    The secret, light, conscience and peace behind his vast tolerance ....65
    Sama and the Spiritual Signs Within / Sezai Küçük ...................67
    History of Mevlevi Sufism / Nuri Þimþekler .................................73
    How did Mevlevi Sufism start?.......................................................74
    The reconstruction of the Mevlevi Way...........................................76
    A contemporary perspective............................................................80
    The Mevlevi Way and its purpose ...................................................80
    The Mawlana Museum / Erdoðan Erol .........................................83
    The Tilavat Room ..........................................................................84
    Huzur-i Pir (Tomb)........................................................................85
    Samahana .......................................................................................87
    Masjid (Mosque) ............................................................................87
    The Kumash (Fabric) Section and Dervish Chambers .....................87
    The Matbah (Kitchen)....................................................................88
    Part III – Rumi in the West ........................................................89
    Mawlana from a European Point of View / Peter H. Cunz ......91
    Islamic call to reason and Mawlana’s message .................................93
    Mevlevi groups today .....................................................................93
    Rumi Studies in the West / Þefik Can ...........................................96
    Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch and Her Contributions
    to the Promotion of Rumi / Abdullah Öztürk .........................106
    vi Rumi and His Sufi Path of Love
    Eva de Vitray’s encounter with Rumi ...........................................107
    The contribution of Ms. Meyerovitch to the promotion of Rumi .112
    Part IV – Rumi Poetry................................................................117
    The Song of the Reed / Rumi .....................................................119
    Ecstasy in the Song of the Reed’s Plaintive
    Notes / Hüseyin Bingül ................................................................122
    Rumi’s interpretation of journeying to the world..........................123
    The covenant and the Divine Trust ...............................................124
    Know then thyself ........................................................................125
    Suffering and the reed’s separation in separation .........................129
    Rumi’s secret of secrets .................................................................132
    Journeying with, or in the company of, the Beloved.....................136
    Rumi’s Seven Pieces of Advice .................................................140
    Maxims from Rumi......................................................................141
    Index .....................................................................................................143
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Huseyin Bingul
    Huseyin Bingul

    Huseyin Bingul received his BA and MA degrees in English language and Teaching. He is curently working as an editor for Tughra Books.