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Fundamentals of Rumi's thought : A Mevlevi Sufi perspective /

by Can, Sefik.
Publisher: New Jersey : Light, 2004Description: xxi, 317 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1932099794.Uniform titles: Mevlana. English.Subject(s): Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273 | Sufism | MevleviyehOnline resources: Publisher description | Table of contents
Contents:
The political and philosophical situation of the Anatolian Seljuk empire during Rumi's life -- Intellectual environment of the Anatolian Seljuks during Rumi's time -- Pre-thirteenth century conceptual differences within Muslim communities -- The origination of Sufism before Rumi -- Rumi's life -- Titles -- Ancestry -- Parents -- Rumi's marriage -- Family and children -- Dwelling in Konya -- Rumi's works -- Commentaries on the Mesnevi -- Turkish translations of the Mesnevi -- The death of Rumi's father -- Rumi's spiritual guide after his father's death -- Rumi's meeting with Shams -- Rumi after the disappearance of Shams -- Shaykh Salah al-Din of Konya, the zarqubi or goldsmith -- Husam al-Din Chelebi -- Rumi's migration to the world of eternity -- Rumi's personality and views -- A peculiarity about Rumi's life -- Rumi's inner and outer characteristics -- Asceticism and ecstasy -- Tawhid (unity of God) and ittihad (union with God) -- "There is nothing on earth or in the heavens that does not praise God." -- Love -- Belief and disbelief -- Salvation -- Reason -- Beauty -- Women -- Poetry -- Music and whirling ceremonies -- Sorrow -- Free will -- Reincarnation -- Rumi's influence -- Rumi's influence on Turkish poets -- Rumi's influence on Muslim philosophers -- A comparison between Rumi and Plato -- Rumi's influence in the West -- Rumi's Sufi order and his approach to orders -- The Mevlevi order -- Rumi and the Islamic law -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Author's biography -- Index.
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BP 189.7.M42 .C3513 2004 (Browse shelf) Checked out 04/09/2018

"First edition in Turkish published by Otuken as Mevlana : hayat, sahsiyeti, fikirleri."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-309) and index.

The political and philosophical situation of the Anatolian Seljuk empire during Rumi's life -- Intellectual environment of the Anatolian Seljuks during Rumi's time -- Pre-thirteenth century conceptual differences within Muslim communities -- The origination of Sufism before Rumi -- Rumi's life -- Titles -- Ancestry -- Parents -- Rumi's marriage -- Family and children -- Dwelling in Konya -- Rumi's works -- Commentaries on the Mesnevi -- Turkish translations of the Mesnevi -- The death of Rumi's father -- Rumi's spiritual guide after his father's death -- Rumi's meeting with Shams -- Rumi after the disappearance of Shams -- Shaykh Salah al-Din of Konya, the zarqubi or goldsmith -- Husam al-Din Chelebi -- Rumi's migration to the world of eternity -- Rumi's personality and views -- A peculiarity about Rumi's life -- Rumi's inner and outer characteristics -- Asceticism and ecstasy -- Tawhid (unity of God) and ittihad (union with God) -- "There is nothing on earth or in the heavens that does not praise God." -- Love -- Belief and disbelief -- Salvation -- Reason -- Beauty -- Women -- Poetry -- Music and whirling ceremonies -- Sorrow -- Free will -- Reincarnation -- Rumi's influence -- Rumi's influence on Turkish poets -- Rumi's influence on Muslim philosophers -- A comparison between Rumi and Plato -- Rumi's influence in the West -- Rumi's Sufi order and his approach to orders -- The Mevlevi order -- Rumi and the Islamic law -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Author's biography -- Index.

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