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Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch died in Paris in , at the age of She told her friends in her last will: “Bury me in Konya when I’m dead, so that. Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch has 27 books on Goodreads with ratings. Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch’s most popular book is رباعيات جلال الدين الرومي. More by Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch. La Prière En Islam. Tewfik Taleb, Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch. Islam, l’autre visage: Entretiens avec Rachel et Jean-Pierre.

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A person can have insight for where and when our choices will lead them in their lives by looking at the story of anyone and everyone; in our case, by looking at the story of Eva de Vitray.

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Nothing is impossible or coincidental in our lives. Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch was born to an aristocratic Catholic family. She studied psychiatry for three years to understand the distinction between normal symbols and pathological symbols. While she was not a physicist, she worked as a director at the laboratory of Frederic Joliot-Curie, who was awarded with vitra-ymeyerovitch Nobel Prize in for discovering radioactivity, before WWII.

Since the age of fifteen or sixteen, she was in conflict with the belief of the Holy Trinity; she was reading books on it, while asking questions from every priest she encountered. Besides active efforts in her quest for the truth, she had a prayer she always repeated: One day she was shown a sign; a sign, which she neglected for fifteen years: When I was awake, I remembered I was told that this was the sign I had asked for, and I was to be buried as a Muslim woman.

She was suspicious of this dream; however, she maintained her modesty. She recalled how Frederic Joliot-Curie would occasionally pull her chains: I can read Shakespeare as well as you can; however, you are not able comprehend differential calculus as I do.

During the invasion of France in WWII, while she was alone with her three-year-old child in her house, the Gestapo knocked on the door of her house around 3 AM.


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They asked where her husband was, who at the time was with the Resistance. I knew some German from reading Kant and Hegel. However, when I heard my own voice, I was shocked as I was talking with a vulgar Berliner accent.

I had never talked with such an accent. Then, an Indian friend of her, who she had learned Sanskrit with and was a disciple of Einstein, came to vitraj-meyerovitch her and gave her a vitray-meterovitch by Muhammad Iqbal. Eva de Vitray was overwhelmed when she read a quote of Rumi mentioned in the book: She went to the National Library of France at that time to find materials related to her much beloved Rumi, only to find a six page long German text and not a single page in French.

Then, she decided to learn Persian to read Rumi. After three years of education in the Persian language, she started to read the Masnavi and translated the book into French after working on it for fifteen years. You should choose to become a Protestant, as it would shake you less than becoming a Muslim.

She expressed the peace she had found after becoming a Muslim by uttering the Shahada There is no god but God and Muhammad is his messenger. It also contains the meaning of peace. Islam recognizes Christianity and Judaism as the predecessors of the true religions and accepts their messengers as vltray-meyerovitch. When I became a Evq, I felt like I have left all the theological nonsense of Christianity, pardon my language.

I was allowed to continue to believe in Jesus and Mary. Eva de Vitray tells her experience with this subject: You can only burn the paper, if it is absolutely necessary. I have been doing this, even before I have learned this tradition. One day, she had an experience, which reminded her of the dream she had 15 years earlier.

She went to Istanbul at the invitation of an architect friend of hers to observe the restoration of a Mevlevi lodge, which was transformed into a museum inas they were banned. While trying to walk on the street, which was crowded with construction materials, she stumbled upon a tombstone.


It was the tombstone in her dream. Working on Platonic symbols, she had spent much time with the concept of recollection. She believed that this was providence, as this prepared her for Islam.

As the spirit was created before the body, the spirit can remember the past. Just like the peacock story of Suhrawardi… We are like the peacock; a heavenly music can make our heart thump. Prophet Muhammad used to preach to the Muslims while he leant back on this tree.

Books by Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch (Author of Rumi and Sufism)

One day, a pulpit was placed within the mosque. Seeing the pulpit, the Hannane tree started to cry. The Prophet Muhammad embraced the tree and asked why the tree was crying.

According to the testimonies of her friends, Eva de Vitray always talked about Masnavi even while she was vitray-meyerovitfh or cooking. After becoming a Muslim, she went to a Vitray-meyerovitcb sheikh and became a disciple. She explained what being a sheikh meant: Sheiks are like midwifes who help the people to vitray-meyrrovitch birth to their utmost potential.

Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch died in Paris inat the age of She told her friends in her last will: Moreover, I benefitted from various written testimonies on Eva de Vitray Meyerovitch and an interview I conducted with one of her close friends.

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