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  1. Rumi: Whirling Dervish
    Rumi: Whirling Dervish
    Rumi: Whirling Dervish
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  2. Rumi: Whirling Dervish

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    Customer Ratings (35 reviews)
    Price R513.00

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Born in Afghanistan in the thirteenth century, Rumi settled in Turkey and became a great mystical poet. From a holy man, Shamsuddin, Rumi learned to listen for the sacred sound of God within himself. When his creative spirit was awakned, he recited more than 50,000 rhymed couplets. He also wrote about the love that resides in the soul of everyone, regardless of religion or background. He founded the order of the whirling dervishes, who believed their spinning dances put them in touch with God and brought peace and love into the world. To honor the 800th anniversary of his birth, the United Nations declared 2007 The Year of Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi.

Demi’s spectacular art, inspired by the eastern culture of the thirteenth century, was painted with Turkish and Chinese inks and gold overlays. An introductory note by Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar, Ph.D., is included.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is an engaging, artful book to read with children that tells the story of Rumi. Rumi lived over 800 years ago and settled in Turkey, even though he was born in Afghanistan. He is most famous for inventing/establishing the order of the Whirling Dervishes, who believe their spinning brings closeness to God and peacefulness to the Earth.

Rumi was also a prolific poet. Here is a brief excerpt about Rumi from the book's jacket describing his poetry: "He wrote about the love that resides in the soul of everyone regardless of religion or background." All of the poems included in this book were really lovely and not too difficult for children to understand.

From a current events perspective, this was a really interesting book to read with my six year old son because Rumi was born in Afghanistan, and his family traveled through the Middle East before settling in Turkey. Reading Rumi was an easy and meaningful way to expose my son to poetry and culture from that... Read more
Great book, but one thing must be clarified. Rumi may have been born in Balkh (present day Afghanistan) and settled in Turkey, where he is buried. But he is not Afghan and certainly not Turkish. He was and should correctly be identified as Persian as his writings are in Farsi and not Dari and certainly not Turkish. Persian. Period.
The pages are small and the writing was almost too small to be readable. No options for zooming in, and only displays in landscape view.
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