Religion is here to unite, not divide, us
Source: Zaytuna Institute via YouYube
Come, come again,” instruct lines of poetry attributed to Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, “ours is not a caravan of despair.” Here, during a special Rihla session recorded recently in Konya, Turkey, Hamza Yusuf emphasizes the expansiveness of the spirit demanded by Rumi. “Religion is here to unite us; it’s not here to divide us,” says Hamza Yusuf. “And if it’s dividing us, it’s not God’s religion — it’s something else.