14 December Friday

Şeb-i Arûs Ceremony in Istanbul

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) is organizing a special program to celebrate the 745th anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi, who shed light on humanity with his life and experiences.

On the 745th anniversary of the death of Sufi mystic poet Rumi, Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey Hall (CRR) will host a special Şeb-i Arus ceremony, known as the “the Night of Union.”

In the event, the universal messages of Rumi will be conveyed to the hearts of the people through the disabled individuals who receive services from Istanbul Disabled Center (İSEM) with their music and visual art interpretations.

The death of Sufi poet Mevlana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi, known as Şeb-i Arus (the Night of Union) or wedding night, will be commemorated for the 745th time this year, from Dec. 7-17 in Konya and Istanbul.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Department of Health and Social Services, Directorate of Handicapped People will celebrate the 745th anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi with the different activities that the disabled individuals who receive services from Istanbul Disabled Center (İSEM) will contribute with their music and visual art interpretations to create a nice atmosphere for invitees. 

Rumi and his definition

Mawlana Jalal ad-Din (1207-1273), better known in the West as Rumi, was one of the greatest thinkers, spiritual masters and mystic poets of all time. From the 13th century to present day, his legacy has guided whoever wanted to discover himself/herself, to understand the meaning of life and to find truth. Rumi has also been a perfect source of inspiration in terms of social development and finding solutions to universal problems. His influence has crossed cultural and national boundaries.

Rumi has many things to say about the understanding of this age and has made great contributions in the field of human rights. His thoughts are still valid and reveal the unchanging essence inside people and express the basic and universal values of modern societies.

Rumi tells about justice, or what is also called a state of law or rule of law in our age. Many actions that he regards as cruelty, from which he tells people to refrain, are called violations of human rights today.
Human dignity and social justice are at the center of his world of thought. He was called Mawlana (Our Master) because he defended human rights without discrimination and struggled for the prosperity of all people and for fair and good governance.

All Istanbulites are invited to the “Şeb-i Arus (the Night of Union)” event at the Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey Hall (CRR) on Saturday, 15 December to be held free of charge.

PROGRAM:

Date: 15.12.2018
Time: 16.00 - 18.00
Place: Cemal Reşit Rey Hall (CRR)

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