Dialogue Institute of the Southwest presents Whirling Dervishes of Rumi


Date posted: January 28, 2015

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest presents Whirling Dervishes of Rumi…

Do not miss this opportunity to see the Whirling Dervishes live!!

For dates, venues and ticket information visit: www.thewhirlingdervishes.org

There will be two performances in Arkansas. tickets are available at Eventbrite. Please click here to purchase your tickets now:

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 6:30pm

Albert Pike Memorial Center (click here for tickets)
712 Scott Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00pm

UCA-Ida Waldran Auditorium (click here for tickets)
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035

This Great Love Inside Me
I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?

Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.
(Mawlana Jalaleddin RUMI)

The Whirling Dervishes Performance and Sufi Music Concert will be held in Little Rock as a part of a tour on January 31, 2015.
For more information please click: www.thewhirlingdervishes.org
Sufism (tasawwuf) is the path followed by Sufis (adherents of Islamic mysticism) to reach the Truth—God. While this term usually expresses the theoretical or philosophical aspect of this search, its practical aspect is usually referred to as “being a dervish.”
Mawlana Jalaleddin Rumi was one of the great spiritual masters and poetic geniuses of mankind, and the Mevlevi Sufi order was founded to follow his teachings. He was born in 1207 in Balkh to a family of learned theologians.

The Whirling Dervish Performance of Rumi is a highly cultural and spiritual celebration of existence, performed by members of a branch of the Sufi order, which was founded in the 13th century in the Turkish city of Konya. The Whirling Dervishes played a vitally important part in the evolution of Ottoman Empire high culture. From the 14th to the 20th century , their impact on classical poetry, calligraphy, and the visual arts was profound, while music was perhaps their greatest achievement.

Sufism emphasizes universal love, peace, acceptance of various cultural and spiritual paths. The Whirling Dervishes performance starts with an introductory speech about Rumi, followed by Sufi Music and the whirling dervish ceremony. They will give life to 800 years of cultural tradition on the stage with their determination and faith for being lifelong followers of Sufi tradition. The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi is a great cultural experience that every Arkansan need to witness.

Source: Dialogue Institute of the Southwest


Related News

Rumi Forum to bestow Peace and Dialogue Awards

The Rumi Forum bestowed its traditional Peace and Dialogue Awards on Tuesday. Congressman Connolly praised the activities of the Rumi Forum, saying, “If there is something that I think is important and that is represented by this forum tonight and the work of the Rumi Forum, it is the ability it has to bind us all in tolerance and understanding.”

Gulen inspired organizations honor world youth in Washington D.C.

One of the award-winning students was Muhammad Haroon Kohgadai from the Afghan-Turk Boys High School in Kabul. Kohgadai was unable to attend the ceremony because he was diagnosed with heart disease at the last minute.

Failed coup in Turkey hits Albany’s Turkish Cultural Center

A failed military coup in Turkey in July continues to reverberate locally with the layoff of the only paid employee at the Turkish Cultural Center of Albany and cuts in its programs, which include language and cooking classes.

Immanuel Wallerstein and the Hizmet Movement

The Hizmet Movement is in a way an attempt to achieve what Wallerstein says, but from a Muslim’s point of view on a global level.

US Congress members reaffirm unbreakable bonds with Turks

Dozens of members of the United States Congress have reaffirmed strong ties and growing friendship between Turks and Americans in an annual grand convention that also brought together businessmen and public figures. Organized by the Turkic American Alliance (TAA) and the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), which represents six regional federations and over […]

Gulen Movement’s Global Appeal: Reflections from Chicago

Kadri Gürsel Yesterday, in the column I talked about the 12.000 “ashuras” in Chicago by the supporters of the Gulen Movement. Ashura, called Noah’s Pudding in English, is said to represent “living together in peace”. Chickpeas, bean, wheat, and some dried fruits are among the ingredients of Ashura that creates a mixed taste. But while […]

Latest News

Jailed woman in hospital for delivery to be returned to jail with new-born

Former intel chief calls for use of ASALA, MOSSAD tactics to kill Gülen followers

Fethullah Gülen’s Message for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A new refugee flow to Europe: Turkish refugees

What can Christians learn from a global Islamic movement?

Jailed teacher dies of cancer in Turkish prison

Two women detained during visit to jailed husbands

668 babies – children in Turkey’s prisons

Mother with 25-day-old baby jailed on coup charges in Istanbul

In Case You Missed It

Ankara forces Arbil to close Turkish schools in KRG

Fethullah Gülen’s Condemnation of the New Year’s Eve Terrorist Attack in Istanbul Nightclub

AK Party vs. Cemaat?

Al Arabiya: Gulen confident US will not extradite him

Top union: Closing prep schools to leave 60,000 jobless

Fethullah Gulen issued the following statement on the Orlando shooting attack

87-year old prisoner gets 11-day solitary confinement for ‘hoping release one day’

US-based Turkish NGOs launch aid campaign for Syrian refugees

A Family’s Journey from Turkey and Argentina to San Antonio

Copyright 2018 Hizmet News