Jalal ad-din Muhammad Rumi was also known as jalal ad-din Muhammad Balkhi. He was born in
30, September 1207 and was a 13th century Persian poet, Islamic scholar and Sufi. Muslims of south Asia appreciated his spiritual legacy. His poems were translated into a lot of languages. Rumi is the “best selling poet” in United States. Rumi’s work is in Persian mostly but some time he used Turkish, Arabic and Greek. His Masnavi is one the best poem of Persian world.
Rumi’s work is normally divided into different categories:
the quatrains (Rubayat) and odes (ghazals) of “Divan”, the six books of the “Masnavi”.
Ruimi’s major work is Masnavi, a six volume poem regarded by a lot of poets as the Persian language Quran.It contains approximately 27,000 lines of Persian poetry.
Rumi’s other work is the “Diwan e kabir” or “Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi”, named in honour of Rumi’s master ‘Shams’. Diwan contains 35,000 Persian couplets, 2,000 persians quatrains, 90 ghazals and 19 quatrains.
EIGHT HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:
In Afghanistan Rumi is known as Mawlana, in Turki as Mevlana and in Iran as Molavi. In 2007 the eight hundredth anniversary was celebrated by “UNESCO” on the proposal of Afghanistan, Iran and turkey delegations. A medal with the name of Rumi was issued to those who are engaged in research on Rumi’s ideas. A grand conference of writers, intellectuals and diplomats were organised in Kabul and Balkh, the Rumni’s birth place. On the other hand in Iran
(30 September 2007) the school bells were rung throughout the country in the honor of Rumi. Also in that year Iran held the “Rumi week” from 26 October to 02 November. An International conference were organised in Tehran which was opened by president of Iran and chairman of Iranian parliament. Scholars from twenty nine countries attended the events, and 450 articles were presented at the conference. UNESCO announced 2007 “INTERNATIONAL RUMI YEAR”.
Rumi was died in 1273 AD. He was burried in Konya and his shrine became a sacred place.
“MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion”. RUMI
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“What you seek is seeking you”. RUMI
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form”. RUMI
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” RUMI
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” RUMI
“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there”.RUMI
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment”. RUMI