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The Mevlâna Museum in Konya

The city of Konya is located in the heart of Central Anatolia. RumiIt is a very popular place of pilgrimage since it houses the tomb of Mevlâna, one of the greatest Sufi thinkers of all time. Celal ed-Din Rumi, better known under the name Mevlâna, , renowned theologian born in 1207, on request of the Seljuk Sultan Alaeedin Keykubad I, comes to live with his father in Konya. The meeting of Rumi, nickname Mevlâna with Şems’i Tebrizi, Iranian dervish, will transform his life spiritually as he dedicated his energies to divine love through writing and the ritual of the sema, the dance of the whirling dervishes. Read the rest of this entry »

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