Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Until Yawm al-Qiyamah



[From the French language press]:

Lors d’une de ses dernières conférences donnée le 26 mai 1998 dans la ville de Konya, Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch déclara à l’auditoire : « Je souhaiterais être enterrée à Konya pour rester jusqu’au Jour du Jugement sous l’ombre de la bénédiction de Rûmi ».

Par Rachid Hamimaz et Jean-Louis Girotto, "Le dernier voyage d’Eva à Konya" - Soufisme.org - France
Samedi, 24 janvier 2009

During one of her last lecture, given on May 26th 1998 in the city of Konya, Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch told the audience: "I would like to be buried in Konya to stay under the shadow of the blessing of Rumi until the Day of Judgement [Yawm al-Qiyamah]".

She died soon after, at the age of 89, on July 24th, 1999.

The patient and determined efforts of two friends led, after many years, to the successful conclusion. During autumn 2008, all administrative formalities fulfilled, Eva's mortal remains could be moved to Turkey.

On December 17, 2008, the anniversary of Rumi's death, a Muslim funeral was celebrated in the Selimiye Mosque in Konya and she was at last buried in Uçler cemetery, just opposite the mausoleum where Rumi himself lies.

Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch (1909-1999) embraced Islam in 1954, after many years of studies and deep self-questioning. She became a disciple (murid) of Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri Boudchich after meeting the Shaykh in Morocco. She was then already seventy years old and have been looking for a living spiritual master since a long time; the Shaykh's words went directly into her heart.

Pictures: Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch in her youth; Eva's tomb in Konya. Photos by Şamil Kucur.

[Click on the title of this article if you can read French, there are many articles about Prof. Dr. Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch's life and work.]

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Until Yawm al-Qiyamah


[From the French language press]:

Lors d’une de ses dernières conférences donnée le 26 mai 1998 dans la ville de Konya, Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch déclara à l’auditoire : « Je souhaiterais être enterrée à Konya pour rester jusqu’au Jour du Jugement sous l’ombre de la bénédiction de Rûmi ».

Par Rachid Hamimaz et Jean-Louis Girotto, "Le dernier voyage d’Eva à Konya" - Soufisme.org - France
Samedi, 24 janvier 2009

During one of her last lecture, given on May 26th 1998 in the city of Konya, Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch told the audience: "I would like to be buried in Konya to stay under the shadow of the blessing of Rumi until the Day of Judgement [Yawm al-Qiyamah]".

She died soon after, at the age of 89, on July 24th, 1999.

The patient and determined efforts of two friends led, after many years, to the successful conclusion. During autumn 2008, all administrative formalities fulfilled, Eva's mortal remains could be moved to Turkey.

On December 17, 2008, the anniversary of Rumi's death, a Muslim funeral was celebrated in the Selimiye Mosque in Konya and she was at last buried in Uçler cemetery, just opposite the mausoleum where Rumi himself lies.

Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch (1909-1999) embraced Islam in 1954, after many years of studies and deep self-questioning. She became a disciple (murid) of Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri Boudchich after meeting the Shaykh in Morocco. She was then already seventy years old and have been looking for a living spiritual master since a long time; the Shaykh's words went directly into her heart.

Pictures: Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch in her youth; Eva's tomb in Konya. Photos by Şamil Kucur.

[Click on the title of this article if you can read French, there are many articles about Prof. Dr. Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch's life and work.]

1 comment:

MISA said...

Hello!
It is interested very much.
Please link to this site.
http://love-marriage-lover-couple.blogspot.com/