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We celebrate the anniversary of the death of beloved Sufi mystic Rumi with an engaging and educational hour about Sufism and his work.

Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi is associate professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University where he offers courses on Rumi, Sufism, and Islam. A native of Afghanistan, he was raised in Great Britain where he completed his education, and in the US continued postdoctoral research at Columbia University and Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study.

He is the author of The Biographical Tradition in Sufism and Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature. For his translations of Rumi’s Masnavi, he was awarded the Lois Roth Prize for excellence in translation by the American Institute of Iranian Studies. 

His latest book, which we explore in this hour, is Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories. Beyond Dogma has been published in the U.K. and is now available in the United States.

For more information, visit www.godspeedinstitute.com.

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