Course at a Glance

Sufis: Islam’s Wanderers and Poets
September 22 to October 6

Sufis: Islam’s Wanderers and Poets


With Molly Cate, Humanitarian Educator

Meet the Sufi poets of the 8th to the 13th centuries who danced and laughed their love of humanity and God in poetry and story. We’ll study their history; hear from Rabiah, the woman who began it all; then from Rumi, Hafiz, Omar Khayyam and many others.

Since the time of Muhammad in the 7th century, Sufis have wandered the known world, singing and dancing Islam’s message of brotherhood; dancing and laughing out their love of God in poetry that sounds utterly contemporary to our ears. From Spain to Indonesia, Sufis established mosques, schools, and fostered a love for poetry and story.

Explore their history; meet the great 8th century woman poet Rabiah; the better-known men of the 12th and 13th centuries (Rumi, Hafiz); and many more.

Wed., Sept. 22-Oct. 6 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


$50 • Class #: 43856

Video will be available for this class.

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Molly Cate

Rev. Molly Cate

Rev. Molly Cate is a humanitarian educator passionate about history, science, and bridging the barriers between people holding clashing belief systems. She is the spiritual leader and often soloist for Unity of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. She has a master’s degree in consciousness studies from Holmes Institute in Santa Rosa, one in sociology from the University of California, Davis, and several certificates in cross-cultural competence.