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For The Sake of Mercy and Love

It is crucial to point out that God is still present in the picture, no matter the amount of shame He experiences due to Adam and Eve’s betrayal. This reveals God’s compassion for His creation and His willingness to take care of it and His expectation for us to do the same.

Turning Towards Perfection: An Examination of the Sema

“How can this even make sense if sema is only meant to lead a practitioner to God, and can it be justified in a normative understanding of Sufism, its practices and goals? I believe that it can; in order to do so, I must engage with a new interpretation of music, movement, and the goal of human perfection as it pertains to the sema of the Mevlevi Order.”