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Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes

Shems Friedlander
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Paperback 168
11 x 7.8 x 0.5
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1. 2 pounds
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US$ 35
Afs. 2275
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The popularity of the legendary Sufi poet and mystic Mevlana Jalalu'ddin Rumi (1207-1273) continues to grow in the West even as Islam has come under critical scrutiny because of radical Islamic terrorism. Much is known about Rumi, of course, as well as about the Mevlevis, the Sufi order he founded. So the essays here, while useful to a beginner and of interest to cognoscenti for their pedigree (Schimmel, who died earlier this year, and Nasr are arguably the world's two foremost scholars of Islam, while Friedlander, himself a Mevlevi dervish, is a senior lecturer at the American University in Cairo) carry less import than what really sets this book apart from others on Rumi and the Mevlevis: the illustrations. Myriad b&w photographs by Friedlander, numerous additional

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