Islamic history has witnessed numerous educators of both the heart and mind. Rumi (1207-1273) as a great Sufi employed both rational argumentation and educational method pertaining to the heart and spirit. This article critically examines his educational formulas as reflected in his personal history with textual evidence drawn from his works in the historical context followed by an elaboration on how he put his five stages educational formula in practice. This article argues that Rumi successfully combined aql (reasoning) and qalb (heart) which I call ‘heart-centred spiritual formula’ in the spiritual education through the medium of serving others.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2017|