One of the great moslem mystic movements was born in KONYA. This religion known to the west as the whirling Dervishes of Konya was founded by Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi , a mystic poet whose tolerance and humanity were quite expectional for his age. There was not a seeing of fanaticism in Mevlana.
“ Come” he said. “Come again whoever you may be come again, eventhough you may be pagan or fire-whorshippers.” As the symbol of the slicing of earthly ties, Mevlana thought the whirling dance accompanied by the relaxing sound of the thin flute.