Rumi, or Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and mystic. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects in history, and his works have been translated into many languages and read throughout the world. His poems have been described as deeply spiritual and filled with wisdom, insight, and love. Rumi’s lyrical verses have inspired countless generations and sparked a revival of Sufi traditions of Islam in the modern world. His teachings on spiritual growth, love, and unity have been embraced by people of all faiths and cultures, making him one of the most beloved poets in history.
The Professors Profess
Although the first six letters of “professor” makes it clear, the central duty of a professor is often misunderstood or forgotten. Professors are those with a distinctive point of view which, as experts in the field, are qualified to advocate for, argue, and teach. In other words, a professor is one who professes. In this blog, we openly express our own positions on issues in ethics, religious studies, and philosophy—our areas of expertise.