Rumi's Legacy

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), EXMHLBL 1

Esin Chalabi Bayru is the granddaughter of Mawlana Rumi from the 22nd generation and is the Vice President of the International Mevlana Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to sponsor and disseminate research on Rumi’s thought and to provide consulting for Mevlevi gatherings, programs, books and artistic works. Mrs. Chalabi is well-known among admirers of Rumi and has been promoting his teachings through public talks and seminars that touch on the relevance of his philosophy for contemporary Muslim societies, the challenges of fundamentalism, and on the western appropriation and interpretation of Rumi’s thought and poetry. Last but not least, she has highlighted the importance of Muslim women in Sufism.