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international mevlana foundation mevlana belongs to everyone
InternationalMevlana Foundation“Mevlana belongstoeveryone”

"Come, comeagain, whoeveryouare, come!Heathen, fire worshipperoridolatrous, come!Comeevenifyoubrokeyourpenitence a hundredtimes,Ours is the portal of hope, come as youare."

Hz. Mevlana

seven advices of mevlana
Seven Advices of MEVLANA


be like a river…


be like sun…

Inconcealingothers’ faults,

be likenight…


be likedead…


be likeearth…


be like a sea…

Eitherexist as youare,

or be as youlook.

MawlanaJelaleddin RUMI

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Who is Mevlana?
  • Hz. Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi is thegreatAnatolianmystic, poetandthefather of theMevlevi Order. He is known as Hz. Mevlana in the East and as Rumi in the West.
  • In his lifetime, he wasalsoreferredto as “Hudavendigar”, meaning “distinguishedleader”, whereas his presentinternationallyrenownedtitle “Mevlana” wasveryseldomused. The name “Rumi” wasaddedtotheend, ratherlater on.
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Who is Mevlana?
  • Hz. Mevlana wasborn on 30 September 1207 in thecity of Balkh, Horasan, which at the time wasinhabitedbyTurkishtribes; (Balkh, today, remainswithintheboundaries of Afghanistan).
  • His mother Mümine wasthedaughter of Rükneddin, the “emir” (sovereignruler) of Balkhand his father, BahaeddinVeled, was “Sultanu-l ulema”(chiefscholar).
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Who is Mevlana?

As Mevlana beginsattending his father’slessons at

a veryearlyage, he pursues the divinetruthand


He acquiresTurkish, Arabic, Persian, andcommon

Greek as well as ClassicalGreek. He studies the


Fromhistorytomedicine, he receives his initialeducation

from his fatherandthenfromSeyyidBurhaneddinTirmizi

andother top scholars of the time.

Later on he himself, in turn, teacheshundreds of students in

Madrassahs (theologicaluniversities).

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Mevlana’s Works
  • In addition to his best-known book of verse, Masnawi, the first eighteen lines of which were written down personally and the rest dictated to his student, Chalabi Husameddin, he also wrote Divan-i Kebir; Fih-i Ma-Fi, Mecalis- i Seb’a and Mektubat.

Mevlana’s Works

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Mevlana’s Works


  • Preceding Masnawi, it is a collection of poems recited by Hz. Mevlana over a wide span of time. It contains approximately 40 thousand couplets within twenty-one moderate-size divans, as well as one “Divan-iRubai” .

Fih-i Ma-Fih

  • It connotes “What’s within is within” and contains Hz. Mevlana’s lectures.
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Mevlana’s Works

Mecalis-i Seb’a

  • As the meaning of the title “Seven Sermons” implies, it contains Hz. Mevlana’s seven lectures.


  • It consists of the 147 letters Hz. Mevlana wrote to relatives, including his son Sultan Veled, and to friends, rulers, and officials of the State.
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Whirling Dervishes  
  • The 'dance' of theWhirlingDervishes is called Sema and is a part of theinspiration of Mevlana and has becomepart of Turkishcustom, history, beliefsandculture.
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Whirling Dervishes
  • Sema represents a mysticaljourney of man'sspiritualascentthroughmindandloveto "Perfect". Whirlingtowardsthetruth, his growth, throughlove, deserts his ego, findsthetruthandarrivetothe "Perfect". He returnsfromthisspiritualjourney as a manwhoreachedmaturityandgreaterperfection, so as toloveandto be of service tothewhole of creation, toallcreatureswithoutdiscrimination of believes, races, classesandnations.
Sema is a part of the inspiration of Mevlana as well as part of the Turkishcustom, history, beliefsandculture.
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Sema Ensemble
  • SEMÂ :The "dance" of the WhirlingDervishes is calledSema
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Rumi’s(Mevlana) Most Famous Word

Either seem as you are,or be as you seem.


Thank you for your

interest in our culture.