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Help Fund Alchemy Arts’ Rumi Documentary

At Alchemy Arts, we are excited to be bringing to life the celebrated scholar, poet and Sufi master most commonly referred to as Rumi.

This heritage project focuses on Rumi in a multi-faceted and comprehensive manner – the man, his life, his work and his wider influence on different cultures. Our vision is to add depth and context to Rumi’s teachings, to share the impact of his influence on Islam, global literature, and popular culture today.

As part of our project, we are looking to visit Konya, Turkey- the final resting place of Rumi – to record a documentary, keep you updated with all the events that take place, and bring you live photo and video updates from the trip.

We are hoping to take a small team of volunteers and Rumi enthusiasts to visit the city. As part of the experience, we will visit Mevlâna Museum, the mausoleum of Rumi, and the 1000-year-old Alaaddin Mosque, where Rumi often prayed.

The film will highlight the vital role Rumi’s work played in celebrating the rich middle eastern heritage, and instilling a sense of pride in a generation that can sometimes feel isolated, lost and alone.


“Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am a carpenter of my own soul.” – Rumi


Adil Mohammed Javed, Alchemy Arts CEO and Artistic Director, said: “Rumi has had a huge impact on my life, and I wanted the opportunity to reclaim some of the narrative that I feel has been lost over time. 

“The western world sees him simply as a love poet, but he is actually a sufi master, sheikh and scholar.

“This documentary will help us to bring the story of Rumi to a new, younger audience, and we can’t wait to get started.”

 

Reclaiming the narrative

 

We will be taking participants of the project to Konya, the final resting place of Rumi. 

This will allow our volunteers to experience and understand the universal appeal and importance this personality has, not just on the east but also the west.  

Rumi was born in the early thirteenth century, in what is now Afghanistan. He later settled in Konya, in present-day Turkey, with his family. 

His father was a preacher and religious scholar, and he introduced Rumi to Sufism. 

With our learning we would like to create a digital exhibition highlighting the life and times of Rumi but also his influence on Britain and the communities in Manchester.

 

How can you support us?

You can become an official bronze, silver or gold supporter of our Rumi documentary, by donating either £50, £100 or £1,000

Each tier will provide you with a range of exciting incentives:

£50 (bronze supporter)

– Your business will get a shout-out and social media graphic on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, linking to your website.

– Your name/company name in the end credits of our Rumi Documentary. 

£100 (silver supporter)

– Your business will get a shout-out and social media graphic on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, linking to your website.

– Your name/company name in the end credits of our Rumi Documentary. 

– A limited edition Rumi t-shirt.

– A copy of our upcoming Rumi book.

– Alchemy merchandise, including a t-shirt and face mask. 

£1,000 (gold supporter)

– Your business will get two shout-out’s and social media graphics on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, linking to your website.

– Your name/company name and logo in the end credits of our Rumi Documentary. 

– A limited edition Rumi t-shirt.

– An exclusive signed copy of our upcoming Rumi book. 

– A range of Alchemy merchandise, including a hoodie, t-shirt, face mask and woolly hat.

– You will be entered into a prize draw to win a free place on our Alchemy trip to Konya (including flights and accommodation in Turkey).

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