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Rumi Forum host numerous Ramadan Iftar Dinners

The forum hosted 20 iftars throughout the month of Ramadan, bringing people together and jointly breaking bread. Some of the institutions included: the Justice Department, Atlantic Council, Georgetown University, DC Attorney’s Office, Washington Hebrew Congregation amongst many others.

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Youth Platform Award Ceremony

The Gülen Institute at the University of Houston and Rumi Forum presented the YOUTH PLATFORM AWARD CEREMONY on Capitol Hil. More than 1300 essays from 65 countries were submitted.

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“Integration of Southeast Europe into NATO and EU and Macedonia's role” with His Excellency Ambassador Zoran Jolevski

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“Kosovo and nation-building: Opportunities and Challenges” with His Excellency Ambassador Akan Ismaili

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“The Experience of Social Harmony in Bosnia and Herzegovina” with His Excellency Ambassador Mitar Kujundžić

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“Canvas of the Soul: Mystic Poems from the Heartland of Arabia” with Nimah Ismail Nawwab

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“An American Way of Peace Building” with Paul D. Hughes, Colonel, USA (Retired)

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"Forging alliances between religious people for nonviolence and justice: reports from the field in Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, and Israel and Palestine" with Dr. Marc Gopin

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"Paradise Lost and Found: How a Jewish Kid from Los Angeles Traveled to Wartime Iraq in Search of Roots, Identity and His Father's Improbable Life Story" with Ariel Sabar

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"Love, Human and Divine, in Islam" with Professor Omid Safi

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In The News


Can Washington Ever Welcome a Nonviolent Muslim?  

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Islamic scholar gave Buddhist point to ponder.

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The nation

Pakistan University awards PhD degree to Fethullah Gulen.

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Experiences with Hizmet and the Followers of Fethullah Gulen.

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New Books

Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gulen Movement by M. Hakan Yavuz. Read more



Hizmet: Questions and Answers on the Hizmet Movement. Read more



Strategic Defamation of Fethullah Gülen: English vs. Turkish. Read more



The Gulen Hizmet Movement: Circumspect Activism in Faith-Based Reform. Read more


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Rumi Forum broadcasting on 4 TV Stations

DC TV: Comcast 95, RCN 10, Verizon10
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Arlington TV:Comcast 69, Verizon 38

Fairfax TV: Cox 30, Verizon 30

Montgomery TV: Verizon 19,21 Cox 19,21, RCN 19,21

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Turkish Classes

Learn Turkish in Washington, DC! Experienced teachers are offering Turkish Language Classes at the Rumi Forum in Washington, DC. If you are looking for Turkish lessons in the DC Metropolitan Area, Rumi Forum is the right place to begin. There are three terms in a year

Turkish language classes are open to everyone who is interested.
The classes are arranged based on the number of students interested in at any level.
Our teachers are using a Turkish Language Book Set written in Turkish.

For the intensive program: A four-hour class per week and eight classes in a month.

For further queries and application form please email:

Visit the 'Learn Turkish' blog


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Rumi Forum Internship Program

Eligibility: All undergraduate and master’s-level students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply.

Application Process: In order to apply for a Rumi Forum Internship, please submit the following:

· Cover Letter and Resume

· College or University Transcript

· 2-3 References (please provide both the phone and email contact information and please include a Professor or other individual familiar with your work)

*starting dates are flexible

Please send materials via email to 


Rumi Forum now accepts donation through a new service via Paypal. The Rumi Forum, a NGO that is a non-profit exempt organization under section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code exists by way of contributions, donations and the volunteers that enable it to provide numerous services to better society at large. Your contributions are appreciated and play an important part in the Rumi Forum increasing social harmony and understanding.


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