Sufi Poet Rumi Rides Wave of Popularity 800 Years After His Birth

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Mohammad Nooraee knew exactly what he needed when Brandeis University students asked him to distill the essence of Sufism, an Islamic mystical tradition, one recent Sunday afternoon. Nooraee, director of the Nimatullahi Sufi order in Boston, needed “Grapes,” a poem by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th century poet and […]

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