Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Site Search

Sufism and Modernity in the Thought of Fethullah Gülen

In trying to bring together two such disparate concepts as “Sufism” and “modernity” in the thought of Fethullah Gülen, I realize that I have undertaken a slippery task. On the one hand, Sufism, the generally accepted term for the Islamic mystical tradition, is not one clearly defined religious movement, but an interrelated network of ideas and practices, all aimed at a deeper understanding and faithful pursuit of the Qur’anic message. Non-Muslim scholars,[1] as well as Sufis themselves,[2] who attempt to give a succinct definition of Sufism inevitably pull out certain elements and emphases that have been central among some Sufis at various periods of history, while disregarding or glossing over other characteristics that do not fit in and perhaps even contradict their definition. One can also find an embodiment of the ideals enunciated by Gülen in the Mission Statement of the Journalists’ and Writers’ Foundation, an organization created by associates of Fethullah Gülen to promote interreligious dialogue and cooperation.

Please click on the following link to read more: Thomas Michel

Learn Turkish

Learn Turkish

Learn, study and speak Turkish with professional and caring teachers in Washington DC.

Jill Carroll

Jill Carol

Jill Carroll talks on Fethullah Gulen, the honorary president of the Rumi Forum

Hizmet Conference

HIZMET CONFERENCE

International Conference: The Gulen Movement: Paradigms, Projects, and Aspirations.

ANNOUNCEMENT

International Festival of Language and Culture

FESTIVALJoin us for the International Festival of Language and Culture to celebrate the beautiful colors of the world with delightful performences on April 28.

 

 

Read More

AFSV Statement on Chapel Hill Shootings

The Alliance for Shared Values strongly condemns the slaying of the three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  It is heartbreaking to see the loss of young, innocent lives and to see the assault on peace and tolerance we so cherish in the U.S. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.

Read More

Fethullah Gulen's Oped in New York Times: Turkey's Eroding Democracy

Gulen-New-york-times-gulen

Turkey’s current leaders seem to claim an absolute mandate by virtue of winning elections. But victory doesn’t grant them permission to ignore the Constitution or suppress dissent, especially when election victories are built on crony capitalism and media subservience.

Read More

Fethullah Gulen's Interview with the German Newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung

 

Fethullah Gulen gave an interview to the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung in December 2014. See full interview here
SZ
.

 

 

 

 

 

Rumi Forum Condemns the Attack on the French Magazine Charlie Hebdo

The Rumi Forum condemns, in the strongest terms, the heinous attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead and several others injured.

Read More

Statement on Arrested Journalists in Turkey

The raids on Turkey’s top selling newspaper Zaman and prominent TV organization STV are profoundly disturbing to all of us who value democracy, tolerance and the role of a free press in safeguarding both.

Read More

Fethullah Gulen Statement on ISIS

I deplore the brutal atrocities being committed by the ISIS terrorist group hiding behind a false religious rhetoric and join the people of conscience from around the world in calling for these perpetrators to immediately cease their cruel and inhuman acts.

Read More

FAQ

FAQ

Read More

Honorary President

Fethullah Gulen Fethullah Gulen is regarded as the founder and inspirer of the global social movement known as the Hizmet (Service) Movement, more popularly known as the Gulen Movement.

 

For More Information on:
Fethullah Gulen
The Gulen Movement
Gulen Inspired Schools

Rumi Forum Blogspot

Read the latest newsletter

http://rumiforum.org/images/stories/rfnewsletter.jpg

Subscribe to Email List

* needs to be completed

Donations

The Rumi Forum, a NGO that is a non-profit exempt organization under section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code exists by way of contributions, donations and the volunteers that enable it to provide numerous services to better society at large. Your contributions are appreciated and play an important part in the Rumi Forum increasing social harmony and understanding.


Affiliated with

afsv-logo

taa

maftaa

Latest Content

International Festival of Language and Culture
30 March 2015
Join us for the International Festival of Language and Culture to celebrate the beautiful colors of the world with delightful performences on April...

Login Form