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Mystic Mistake

November 08, 1998

In his story on Deepak Chopra's album based on the poetry of Rumi, Marc Weingarten identifies Rumi as "a 13th century Hindu writer and mystic" (Pop Eye, Nov. 1).

Jalaluddin Rumi was not a Hindu; he wasn't even Indian. Rumi was a Sufi, a Muslim mystic. He lived in the modern-day Turkey and Syria, and wrote his poems in Persian.

IMRAN HUSAIN

Costa Mesa

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