Monday, December 17, 2007

This Day Is Not a Mourning Day

Today's Zaman - Istanbul, Turkey
Monday, December 17, 2007

Everyday is special

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mevlana Muhammed Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), a Sufi saint and founder of the Mevlevi order of Sufi dervishes.

Called Şeb-i Arus (the Night of Union) this day is not a mourning but a day of celebration.

Rumi is most famous in the world for his "Mesnevi" (The Couplets), written originally in Persian. The "Mesnevi" is one of the best-selling books of poetry in the West.

[Picture: Rumi's tomb in Konya (Turkey). Photo from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalal_ad-Din_Muhammad_Rumi].

2 comments:

Irving said...

I thought it meant Nuptial Night, or Wedding Night, but I guess it really is the same thing :)

Ya Haqq!

Marina Montanaro said...

Well, of course...
c'mon!

:D

Love,
mus
(drinking at the party)

Monday, December 17, 2007

This Day Is Not a Mourning Day
Today's Zaman - Istanbul, Turkey
Monday, December 17, 2007

Everyday is special

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mevlana Muhammed Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), a Sufi saint and founder of the Mevlevi order of Sufi dervishes.

Called Şeb-i Arus (the Night of Union) this day is not a mourning but a day of celebration.

Rumi is most famous in the world for his "Mesnevi" (The Couplets), written originally in Persian. The "Mesnevi" is one of the best-selling books of poetry in the West.

[Picture: Rumi's tomb in Konya (Turkey). Photo from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalal_ad-Din_Muhammad_Rumi].

2 comments:

Irving said...

I thought it meant Nuptial Night, or Wedding Night, but I guess it really is the same thing :)

Ya Haqq!

Marina Montanaro said...

Well, of course...
c'mon!

:D

Love,
mus
(drinking at the party)