Pearls of Wisdom: The Spiritual Path of Maulana Jalalluddin Rumi
Seven hundred years ago Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi delighted the world with his ecstatic poems and today those poems are invitations to anyone who wishes to return to the warm embrace of Divine love. The Maulana is the most celebrated poet in America today and he is unmatched by any other contemporary poet for the impact he is having on American popular culture. This unique event entitled "The Spiritual Rumi" was held at the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom in Fremont, CA, USA.
Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, executive director of the American Institute of Islamic History and Culture, and author of Islam and the Global History, and What Makes Us Human, delivers an eloquent historical portrait of Maulana Rumi setting his sublime poems against a cacophony of political turmoil, dissension and unrests in the then Muslim world.
In his talk, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi points out that in order to under- stand the love Rumi embodied in his poetry we need to taste it, to experience it in the heart. The heart has to be prepared for love and one way of preparing our hearts to enjoy love of the Divine is to recite the Divine Names. With this, Shaykh Muhammad leads a willing audience in invoking the name "Allah" several times. The soul experiences a pleasure in remembering the name of Allah. The result on the heart of the invocator, if this is done on a regular basis and under the guidance of a spiritual master, leads to a richer experience of Divine love.
Dr. Nazeer Ahmed Ph.D.
1 The Divine Mercy
2 Seven doors to the ultimate source of Love
3 Those who tasted the drop of Divine Love
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
4 Introduction and Supplication
5 Language of the heart
6 Chanting the name "Allah"
7 The way of Love
8 Spirituality and the role of a Spiritual Master
9 The Spiritual Rumi
10 The Sufi Path
11 The Truth is not veiled