Friday, February 17, 2012
Now where did he put that Rumi CD?
'I thought I saw a Sufi cat' was more than an opportunist title for my recent post. Muslims are taught that cats should be cherished and loved and they often appear in Islamic folklore. The biographer of the Sufi poet Rumi tells how shortly before the poet's passing a cat came to him and meowed sadly. Rumi smiled and explained to his followers that the cat had told him: "Soon you will go to the heavens where you will find peace. But what will I do without you?" Rumi's cat did not eat or drink anything after the poet died and survived for only seven more days. The Sufi's followers buried the cat close to Rumi's tomb in Konya. In the photo above the resident Overgrown Path feline is searching for Ali Reza Ghorbani's musical tribute to Rumi. Read more about that CD in Songs of rebirth defy the mullahs.
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