There are so many facets of the Insan-i Kamil that I don’t know where to start. Maybe it’s better to start by explaining what he isn't.
During the spread of Islam, the Sabi religion, which is rooted in western doctrines, was dominant in Anatolia and Mesopotamia.
Rumi had a son, eh? Sounds weird, doesn’t it? I am very surprised to hear this. I always thought he wouldn’t have any children because he is Rumi and no ordinary person...
Come, my side. Come, whoever you are: Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, malcontent, coward, writer, teacher, cook, artist, prime minister, politician, lover, gay, man, woman, cleric, atheist, or invalid.
Haji Bektash Veli and Yunus Emre were two pioneers of enlightenment in Anatolia.
The main attraction for those visiting Konya is definitely the green domed Tomb of Rumi. Numerous people visit Rumi’s tomb, but only a small minority take the time to visit a much smaller and more modest tomb next to Rumi’s.
I was 13 years old when I asked my mom this question, and she couldn’t give an answer. Instead, she said, “Oh no, don’t be silly.”
Throughout its history, Anatolia has been the cradle of different civilizations, cultures, and religions. There were times when Pagans, Shamanists, Zoroastrians, Jews, Christians, and Muslims coexisted peacefully in this land.
In the second issue of The Wise, you read the article “Sufism as an Existence Philosophy.” In this article let’s explore how Sufism stands as a philosophy within life.
More than a thousand years ago, the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity—a sophisticated encyclopedia—was written by an enigmatic group, still a mystery today. In history, people feared the knowledge in these Epistles so much that they wanted it destroyed. Why is this encyclopedia that important? What is so special about it?
Sufism is a life philosophy based on mysticism: Man and the cosmos' creation, the reason of existence, and asserting a continuous maturation and enlightenment which leads to understanding the reasons behind it all.