Dances of Joy, Words of Love At Rumi Festival

November 30, 2010

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

Every December, Kansas City Sufis celebrate the 13th-century mystic who is among the best-selling poets in America today.


Jelaluddin Rumi was a highly respected scholar in Konya in modern Turkey when he met Shams of Tabriz. Their scandalously intense friendship ended four years later when Shams was apparently murdered.