Love: Rumi (q.s) and his Masnawi
Ömer Tuğrul İnançer
A native of Bursa, Turkey, a renowned scholar and musician, Mr. İnançer is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the beloved Sufi Saint, teacher, and poet Mawlana Jalal Al-Din Al Rumi (q.s.) and his masterwork, the Masnawi. In 1991, Mr. İnançer became the Director of the Istanbul Historical Music Ensemble, part of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. For the past 22 years, Mr. İnançer has delivered the keynote speech in Konya, Turkey at the annual ‘Shab-i Arus’ ceremonies that commemorate Mawlana Rumi. He has lectured extensively on Rumi, the Masnawi, and the Sufi tradition both in the media and at conferences worldwide. He is the author of eight books, two of which focus on the Masnawi. Mr. Inancer also holds a law degree from Istanbul Law School.
Host: Prof. Gerhard Böwering, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, and the Council on Middle East Studies, the MacMillan Center at Yale University
Date: February 27th, 2013, 6 pm
Location: Yale University
Luce Hall Auditorium (1st Floor)
34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511
Audience: Open to everyone!