I saw the Friend in my dream and I asked,
'Which path will lead me to You?'
He declared, 'You'll find me whrn you
(Hajji Bektash Wali)
'Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey'
by Jennifer Ferraro (Author), Latif Bolat (Contributor)
This collection presents, for the first time in English, a compilation of seven centuries of the mystic hymns of Turkey’s rebellious Sufi poets — the popular folk counterparts to Rumi whose poems are characterized by a passionate and unorthodox commitment to Truth. At the time Rumi was writing in ancient Anatolia, many other great mystics in the region were also composing wild, ecstatic, and controversial poems that were circulated among the people as spiritual songs and are still played and sung today in sacred dervish ceremonies and gatherings. The poems present a spiritual tradition from the Islamic world that bravely challenged orthodox religion and emphasized uuniversal mystic love and tolerance.