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Friday, February 18, 2011

The Centerpiece of Islam’s Sufism: Love


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via Inside Islam by Colin on 2/14/11

Painting of Jalaluddin Rumi

This afternoon at 3 PM U.S. Central Standard Time (GMT-6), Wisconsin Public Radio's Jean Feraca will talk with Coleman Barks, poet, student of Sufism, and author of numerous Rumi translations. Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th century Muslim mystic, or Sufi, is one of the most decorated poets in history, and famous for his writings on love. Rumi saw love as the foundation of Islam and life, and used, at time, provocative metaphors to describe his love for God.

Coleman Barks will discuss Rumi's poety and the love that he wrote about.

To listen to the show live, go here.

For a quick summary of Sufism, see this recent Inside Islam piece. For additional information on Rumi and Sufism, check this out.


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