It was during this period that the moseim mystic Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi founded the sect of whirling dervishes. The Striking greentiled mausoleum of Mevlana is Konya’s most famous building. The former dervish seminary attached to the mausoleum is now a museum devoted to manuscripts of Mevlana’s work. Every year in the first half of December this festival of whirling dervishes is held in Konya.
Come, come; whatever you are, it doesn’t matter whether you are an infidel, an idolater or a fire-worshipper, come, our convent is not a place of despair. Come, even if you violated your swear a houndred times, come again.
Gel, gel; ne olursan ol, yine gel kafir, putperest, mecusi olsan da, yine gel bizim dergahımız ümitsizlik dergahı değildir, yüz kere tövbeni bozmuş olsan da, yine gel. Mevlana