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Rumi: Poet of the Heart

1998

In 1244, Jelaluddin Rumi, a Sufi scholar in Konya, Turkey, met an itinerant dervish, Shams of Tabriz. A powerful friendship ensued.

58 min

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2016 Sacred Practice: Sufi Practice with Shaikh Kabir Helminski

Shaikh Kabir Helminski is a Sufi master of the 700 year old Mevlevi order, the lineage of Jalaluddin Rumi. Sufism (tasawwuf) is the inner, spiritual, mystical dimension of Islam. Its aim is the development of Presence and Love.

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Be Cleansed of Shallow Idolatries: Shaikh Kabir Helminski

Shaikh Kabir Helminski offers a sohbet (discourse & discussion) on July’s theme of the month: “Be cleansed of shallow idolatries; affirm the Real. Ya Haqq.

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Holistic Islam: Sufism, Transformation, and the Needs of Our Time

Islam once gave birth to a great civilization that respected religious diversity, freedom of conscience, and scientific thought, and Islamic knowledge contributed to the birth of humanism in the Renaissance.

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The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation

In Sufi teaching the human heart is not a fanciful metaphor but an objective organ of intuition and perception. It perceives all that is beautiful, lovely, and meaningful in life—and reflects these spiritual qualities in the world, for the benefit of others.

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Rūmī and the Sufi Tradition

Like a majestic peak that dominates the countryside around it near and far, the figure of Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, that supreme Sufi poet of the Persian language, dominates the whole of the later Sufi tradition in the eastern lands of Islam.

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Religion, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Sufism and Art--An Introduction (Part 1) by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

This lecture by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, where he delivered the first part of a two part introduction to the essence of perennial philosophy as embedded within the Islamic Tradition, was the keynote address to the two-day event: Intellectuality and Spirituality in the Islamic Tradition--A Prelude to...

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Sufi Essays

The author combines his research into Sufi doctrine and history with a rich account of the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition.

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The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition

The headlines are filled with the politics of Islam, but there is another side to the world’s fastest-growing religion. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam.

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Morning Practice: Muslim Prayer

How often do you pray? Muslims must pray five times a day. Watch as Daisy Khan walks us through her early-morning ritual.

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An Introduction to Religious Experience

The term “religious experience,” or sometimes “mystical experience,” is used to describe a transcendent event that transforms the person who has the experience, often in a way that leads to a strong sense of connection and/or oneness with the universe and/or God.

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Mysticism