"O lovers, O lovers,

I've lost the wine glass.

I've drunk from the wine

that isn't found in any wine glass."

-Moulana Rumi, Ghazal 1371

Raising Awareness

Combating the mischaracterization of Moulana Rumi will be no easy task. We are up against decades of mistranslations and centuries of orientalist narratives about Islam. We're faced with a post-colonial wealth disparity and a lack of institutions designed for the modern, secularized world we find ourselves in - but we have the heart and soul of Moulana Rumi - and with that, we can win this fight.

If you encounter a fake Moulana Rumi quote, please tag @rumiwasmuslim on Instagram and Twitter, or link to this website. If you see a friend reading a fake Rumi 'translation,' be sure to direct them to this website.

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Ultimately, the truth will prevail.