Rumi: (meaning- Beautiful) was a thirteenth century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, Sufi mystic from greater Khorasan, Greater Iran.
Rumi: The Greatest Poet of ALL Times!
Life and Influence
Rumi, also known as Jalāl Ad- Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Jalāl Ad- Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, Mevlânâ/Mawlânâ (our master), Mevlev/Mawlevī (my master).
Rumi was born on 30 September 1207 in Balkh (present day Afghanistan).
Rumi has been given the tag of “MOST POPULAR POET” and “BEST-SELLING POET” by the United States.
RUMI later on in his life became an Islamic jurist, he used to issue fatwas and give sermons in mosque of Konya. He became a Maulvi(islamic teacher) and used to teach at the Madrasa.
In December 1273, Rumi fell ill and predicted his own death. He died on 17 December 1273. Now rests peacefully in Konya.
Rumi- Style, Works And Influence.
Rumi used to write mostly in Persian language but occasional use of Turkish, Arabic and Greek have been made by him in his writings and poems.
Divan has 90 Ghazals, 19 Quatrain in Arabic, Couple Of Dozen Or So Couplets in Turkish and 14 couplets in Greek.
35000 persian couplets and 2000 Persian quatrains. It has been called “The Quran In The Persian Language”. The greatest mystical poem in English literature ever!
RUMI’S works are divided into different categories.
- The Quatrains (Rubayāt)
- The Odes Of Diwan (The Ghazals.)
The Proses by Rumi are also divided into different categories.
- The Discourses
- The letters
- Seven Sermons
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The meeting that changed his life.
Rumi met Shams-e-Tabrizi on 15 November,1244. Tabrizi made him his disciple. When he died, Rumi went on searching for him when he realised-
Why should I seek? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself.Rumi
He composed Ghazals (Diwan-i-Kabir) and his life changed forever.
Rumi had had and still has a wide audience and followers. His influence not only transcends to a single language but to Iranian, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns and other Central Asian Muslims and Muslims of Indian Subcontinent.
Rumi: Poem and Quotations
What was said to the rose that made it
open was said
to me here in my chest.
What was told to the cypress that made it
and straight, what was
whispered the jasmine so it is
what it is, whatever made
sugarcane sweet, whatever
was said to the inhabitants of the town
of Chigil in
Turkestan that makes them
So handsome, whatever lets the
pomegranate flower blush
like a human face, that is
being said to me now. I blush.
Whatever put eloquence in language, that’s happening here.
The great warehouse doors open; I fill
with gratitude, chewing a piece of sugarcane,
In love with the one to whom
every that belongs!
Rumi – 30 Quotations by Rumi
Below are 30 “wow” quotes by Rumi! These will melt your heart!
“How doest thou know what sort of king I have within me as companion?
Do not cast thy glance upon my golden face, for I have iron leg.”
“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
“Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
“Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunder.”
“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”
“My soul is my guide.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”
“Be patient where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming.”
“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go!”
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”
“You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.”
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
“When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”
“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?”
“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.”
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.”
“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”