Dear sisters and brothers,
I am a 31 year old pilot and I frequently visit the grave of Mevlana Rumi in Konya and enjoy the antics of the 'whirling dervishes'.
At his mausoleum and outside there are strange screams in chorus, Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Italian. Much of that I do not understand but I ask the keepers and get answers, although quite weird.
Q-1 There is one chorus that no one seems to answer, "Muast Alast, Shuroob Alast, Hah, Muast Muast Alast, Hah Hah". They tell me to be quiet since it is from the Quraan. They claim it is a gateway to paradise. Are they right? It is difficult to believe.
Q-2 Many people here know Dr. Shabbir Ahmed as a Rumi antagonist. Others say that he is a loyal disciple of Mevlana Rumi through Sir Muhammad Iqbal.
Please guide me on the above.