You May Take Rumi Out Of Islam, But You Can’t Take Islam Out Of Rumi. Yet Westerners Keep Trying

“Rumi is often described as the best-selling poet in the United States. He is typically referred to as a mystic, a saint, a Sufi, an enlightened man. Curiously, however, although he was a lifelong scholar of the Koran and Islam, he is less frequently described as a Muslim.” Why is this, and when did it start? Rozina Ali has some answers.

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