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Legacy of Rumi (d. 1273) in Later Islamic Philosophy and Poetry

A one day seminar at IAIS
9am, Saturday 3 December 2011
Various speakers

This international one-day seminar is convened by the Rumi Studies Group of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, in association with the Rumi Institute (Mr. Gökalp Kâmil, Founder-Director), Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus. Aimed to partially lift the veil on the later legacy in Islamic philosophy and poetry of the greatest Sufi poet in the Islamic world, Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), seven scholars from six countries gave talks on the following themes:

  • Commentaries on Rumi’s Mathnawi in Later Ottoman Turkey
  • Rumi’s Influence on Later Ottoman Poetry and Music
  • Philosophical and Mystical Interpretations of Rumi’s Thought in 15-17th  Century Persia and Central Asia
  • Formation of Rumi’s ‘Order of Whirling Dervishes’ in 14th century Turkey
  • Rumi, Hegel and the Omar Khayyam Cult in India and the West

The lectures presented at “The Legacy of Rumi in Later Islamic Philosophy and Poetry” appeared in volumes 3 and 4 of the Mawlana Rumi Review, an annual journal in both English and French published by the Rumi Institute of the Near East University, Cyprus, and the Rumi Studies Group at the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies, Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Further information on the Mawlani Rumi Review.

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