“Rumi: The man, his faith, and some poetry” – Dr. Amir Akrami

Visiting scholar from Iran, Dr. Amir Akrami, is an expert on Rumi and Islamic mysticism. He leads bi-weekly readings and discussions on Rumi and his work.

For hundreds of years Rumi has been one of the greatest poets of the Persian world and one of the most popular poets in the world. In recent years books on his thought have become bestsellers in the U.S. With these Rumi-centered evenings, we explore the man and his inspiring spiritual heritage by concentrating on his own words from his major works of poetry.
Our journey with Rumi’s art will take us through the beautiful images and stories he employs to convey his mystical experiences and ideas.

For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement,540-432-4674 or email interfaith@emu.edu