Iran’s true spiritual leader: A mystic poet

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May 12, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
by Melody Moezzi  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Iran’s officially recognized 'spiritual leader' today may be Ayatollah Khamenei, but for hundreds of years before the current establishment of mullahs and ayatollahs, Iranians of all creeds have looked to another spiritual leader: Jalal ad-Din Rumi. While this 13th century Persian Sufi poet is known in much of the West as 'Rumi,' he is referred to more affectionately in Iran as 'Mowlaana,' or the master. Among Iranians, he is a spiritual guide and guru whose words hold unmatched moral authority. " [editor's note: Rumi's writings are delightful, especially in their awareness of the value of the individual human spirit - SAT] (05/11/11)  

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