Visiting Mevlana, insha Allah

Peace, one and all…


Insha Allah, in little over a month my family and I will travel to Turkey on our first overseas trip together.  God willing, we will rest in the sunshine and take in some of the sights and sounds of southern Turkey.  We hope to visit some good friends of ours and then, during the middle of our time there, we hope to journey on to Konya, the adopted home and final resting place of Hazrat-i-Pir Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (may God sanctify his noble soul).  May God grant us the grace to visit Mevlana’s house.

Personally, I am really looking forward to this trip, and to visiting Rumi in particular.  In some ways, it feels similar to shortly before our trip to Mecca on umrah (which was almost 10 years ago)!  There is a similar mixture of hope, anticipation and nervousness that I felt before we landed in Saudi Arabia.

May God bless our trip and may Hu keep my family and I safe on His path.

Ya Allah!

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman


8 thoughts on “Visiting Mevlana, insha Allah

  1. Assalamu alaikum Br Abdur Rahman

    I wish you the best in your trip and may Allah protect you and further enlighten you.


  2. Wow! Take me in your suitcase! Hehe. Enjoy dearest Abdur. I hear Turkey has SOOOOO much to offer. I have found that traveling and experiencing a place and its people in person is more educational and memorable than reading or watching on TV. It’s the best form of learning.

  3. Salams Barbara,

    My wife did buy a very large suitcase recently! So perhaps there might be space after all! That said, you’d have to get here first – and unaccompanied suitcases have a nasty habit of being blown up these days! 😉

    Ya Karim!

  4. Salaam.
    There is a sufi sec, named Mevlavi, it folows Rumi’s tradition started by Mevlanas son after his death.
    When you visit mevlana there is a way to stand infront of the grave, your left foot toe should be covered by your right foot toe, your hands on your shoulder left hand on right and right on the left,
    Dont forget top pray fajar prayer in Shams mosque where his tomb is also located.
    There are many other places realted to mevlana including Taus Baba, Mevlans Rumi’s living family also have a house in konia and in Istanbol Hassan Cahalbi is the present sone and folower of the mevlavi sec.

  5. Salams Hafeez,

    Jazak Allah for this welcome advice. I will certainly take it. Al hamdu lillah, I was given very similar advice by another brother.

    Welcome to my online home. May Allah bless you always.

    Ma’as salama,
    Abdur Rahman

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