As a respite from the news (for those who can get away), here’s an interesting piece about Rumi, which has some reference to his presence on the internet (which I discuss in my next book). The quality of ‘translations‘ is significant. Omid Safi makes some important points in this article. I’m hoping to make it back to Konya next year.

Indlieb Farazi Saber, Al Jazeera, A tale of two Rumis – of the East and of the West, 17 Dec 2023 “Seven hundred and fifty years after his death, the celebrated Persian thinker remains a best-selling poet in the West, revered as an Islamic dervish in the East, while his sagacious thoughts rule the internet.”


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