“We do not know if it dates from before or after his meeting with Shams al-Din of Tabriz. Rumi delivered the opening benediction and the Hadith in Arabic, the liturgical language, then switched to Persian. Only seven sermons are so far known to exist in manuscript form.”
To read the full sermon go over to Irving’s blog at Darvish by just clicking here.
Please note that Irving has also written a powerful Sufi novel, Master of the Jinn. You can find details about this novel on the blog.