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leaders of the Mevlevi Order...

Mevlana Museum in Konya /Turkey...

The 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish living quarters, school and tombs of some leaders of the Mevlevi Order... was made a museum in 1927...


Mevlana (1207-1273) also known as Rumi, was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love...


"Come, come again, whoever you are, come!

Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!

Come even if you deny your oaths a hundred times,

Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are."


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Uploaded on November 8, 2006