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The Messenger’s Gift

Robert Abdul Hayy Darr explores how training a parrot to speak using a mirror becomes, in Rumi’s hands, a metaphor for how revelation is transmitted to humankind.

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Come, Come, Whoever You Are

The super talented and beautifully humble Medina Tenour Whiteman sharing a Rumi poem, recorded at half-midnight in a hotel corridor in Bradford!

June 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Whirling from Mevlana’s Urs

A moment captured from our Urs celebration last December 2015, filmed by David Aldred at the atmospheric St Mark’s Church in London, with beautiful music by Amir Koushkani (tar) and … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merry Mawlid & Christmas!

What a wonderful synchronicity we have this year with the birth celebrations for two prophets falling this week, Muhammad and Jesus, may eternal peace and blessings be upon them and … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Drunkards

The Drunkards, from the album You are Joy. Kabir & Camille Helminski with musicians from around the world.

August 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Spiritual Practice of Rumi

Mahmoud Mostafa speaks about “The Spiritual Practice of Rumi”. Recorded at our Valentine’s Day event at the University of Manchester. Including themed slides and using Rumi’s poetry, Mahmoud takes us … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 99 Names of Allah children’s book

Rumi’s Circle are proud to support Chickpea Press, a children’s publishing company that aims to create engaging, contemporary and imaginative books and digital apps for younger readers, drawing inspiration from … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Openings from Rumi

A beautiful selection of openings from Mevlana Rumi and personal reflections by Shaikha Camille Helminski. With ney by the wonderfully talented Selcuk Gurez. Recorded at the Academy of Self Knowledge … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Impersonal Existentialist of the Sufi Way

Robert Abdul Hayy Darr gives another illuminating talk, this time using Rumi to illustrate how, for the Sufi, Islam is a lived experience rather than a blind belief, an antidote … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Highlights from Rumi Rhythms

We are pleased to share a short clip of musical highlights from the June event in Bradford, enjoy!

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Coleman Barks compilation

A little Coleman Barks for your afternoon…. From Doostava on YouTube.

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glassblower by Da Vida

Some of us were lucky enough to see Da Vida perform last Saturday after Ruminations, a powerful mix of music and visual arts. Drawing on musical influences from around the … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Way of the Sufi

Since 1995, Mahmoud Mostafa has been devoted to the study and practice of Tassawuf. In the course of his development, he received teachings from Sufi shaikhs in the USA, Turkey, … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Highlights from Mevlana’s Urs

We are pleased to offer you a short video of highlights from Mevlana’s Urs celebration that was held in December at The Delius Centre in Bradford. Enjoy!

January 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Universal Sea

Watch a beautiful rendering from the Mathnawi, translated and read by Shaikh Kabir Helminski…

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sufism and Buddhism by Robert Abdul Hayy Darr

With our next event being at a Buddhist centre, and having had the pleasure of meeting some Buddhist friends at our last event, we would like to share this excellent … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Meeting of Hearts

The One Through Love Project has done wonderful work bringing together men and women steeped in the wisdom of Rumi and Sufism, giving them a space to share their understanding … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

You Are Joy – Rumi selections

Daniel mentioned in his article Translating Rumi that to hear Shaikh Kabir & Camille Helminski recite their versions accompanied by oud, ney, and daf on the album You Are Joy … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coleman Barks in action!

Coleman Barks: though his renderings of Rumi’s poetry take some liberties with the original, he’s a great poet – and performer – with a deep appreciation of Mevlana’s message. Here’s … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Rumi’s Wedding Night

Esin Celebi Bayru is Vice President of the International Mevlana Foundation. Esin is also Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s granddaughter from the 22nd generation, a descendent of Sultan Veled and Ulu Arif … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rumi meets Shams

Shaikh Kabir Helminski on Rumi meeting Shams (video from One Through Love)

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mevlana, Mevlana

Daniel Dyer: ‘I wrote this song because I don’t know where I would be without Mevlana. And I wanted to mention Shams because – well, where would Mevlana be without … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 1 Comment