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The true spiritual leader of Iran is Rumi

Iran's officially recognised "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.

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Iran’s Greatest Spiritual Leader

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.

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This article was crossposted at: Asia Times Online, The Christian Science Monitor, The GuardianThe Guatemala TimesGulf Times, Hindustan TimesHurriyetOn Being's blog and The Straits Times

Iran's spiritual leader isn't a hardline Islamist, but a mystic poet

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.

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Islamophobia and Discrimination, Part III (interview by Chris Crowstaff)

Melody talked about Islamophobia and discrimination to Safe World founder, Chris Crowstaff.

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Islam, Women and Culture, Part II (interview by Chris Crowstaff)

Melody shared her views on Islam, women and culture with Safe World founder, Chris Crowstaff.

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Perceptions of Iran, Part I (interview by Chris Crowstaff)

Melody talked to Chris Crowstaff, Safe World founder, about the Iranian protests and 'western' perceptions of Iran.

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You Can Protest with the Women Liberating the Middle East

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a group of feminists from across the Middle East have joined together as Women United for the Future of the Middle East to call for regionwide demonstrations in support of women’s rights.

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What is a True Islamic Republic?

Recent events in the Middle East have many commentators frantically speculating about what the future holds for Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Iran, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and any other country whose citizens are choosing to rise up in protest.

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Egypt, Tunisia and the Iranian Opposition

Like so many across and from the Middle East, I’ve followed recent events in Tunisia and Egypt with intense interest. 

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This article was crossposted at Botswana Guardian, The Guatemala Times, The Huffington Post, The Jakarta Post and New Europe

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