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Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi *
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"Come, come again, whoever you are, come!
Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times,
Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are."

Who are we?
This site is constructed by the Celebi family for their great-grandfather, Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, the greatAnatolian philosopher, poet and the father of the Mevlevi sect.

In 1996 we have lost Dr. Celaleddin Bakir Celebi, the 19th great-grandson of Mevlana (21stgeneration descendant) and the past "Celebi," the leader of the Mevlevi sect. He was the the 32nd Celebi to occupy the post. We prepared this site in memory of him. A special section of this web site is dedicated to Dr. Celebi and a selection of his writings. «more»

Since Mevlana's death, Celebi family kept detailed record of their family tree. According to these records Celebi family is one of the oldest families in the world. Our family tree includes 26 generations and spans more than eight centuries from the present 21st great-grandchildren of Mevlana to his great-great father, Ahmed-i Hatibi of 12thcentury AD. «more»

Who is Mevlana?
Mevlana who is 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. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.

Mevlana was born on 30 September 1207 in Balkh inpresent day Afghanistan. He died on 17 December 1273 inKonya in present day Turkey. He was laid to rest beside his father and over his remains a splendid shrine was erected. The 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish living quarters, school and tombs of some leaders of the Mevlevi Order continues to this day to draw pilgrims from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world. «more»

Mevlana's Mausoleum
Mevlana's Mausoleum

Whirling Dervishes
The "dance" of the Whirling Dervishes is called Sema. Sema is a part of the inspiration of Mevlana as well as part of the Turkishcustom, history, beliefs and culture.

Whirling Derwish

Sema represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to "Perfect." Turning towards the truth, his growth through love, desert his ego, find the truth and arrive to the "Perfect," then he return from this spiritual journey as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole of creation, to all creatures without discrimination of believes, races, classes and nations. «more»

* Alternative spellings: Mawlana, or Mowlana, and Jalal Al-Din, or Jalaluddin

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