Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

[Rumi] (1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
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Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian[1][6] poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.[7] Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries.[8] Rumi's importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was ... more »

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/2/2016 2:01:00 PM)

    In December 1273, when Rumi fell ill, he predicted his own death and composed a ghazal which begins with the verse:

    '' 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 legs. ''

  • Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/31/2016 5:34:00 PM)

    i was introduced to sufism through rumi. i got turned on to him by my brother who passed on the poem given the title the many wines in coleman barks' the essential rumi.

    then i was introduced to hafiz...

    rumi is among my three current favorite poets. there would be too much to say in praise of his poetry, and it's better, of course, to actually read it. one may need, however, to have some taste of the mystical experience to appreciate it. as paul says in 1 corinthians, only the spirit (of God) searches and understands the spirit.

    -glen kappy

  • Ba Khan (1/16/2016 9:30:00 PM)

    t doesn't matter where from Rumi was..what matteres is he has given us the largest of the treasures of Sufi Poetry ever produced.
    His poetry classified as Sufi Poetry is in fact the basic truth of this Universe.

  • Shahriar Moghaddam (11/19/2015 11:00:00 PM)

    He is a Tatar (essential Turk) but his work was all done in Persian (Farsi) !

  • Arif Erhun (8/16/2015 7:34:00 PM)

    He is a Tatar (essential Turk) great Poet in sufi poems!

  • Larry Conners Larry Conners (6/23/2015 9:23:00 PM)

    Why is his poem Sneezing out animals not included in this listing...?

  • Abd_arrazak Abbakar (4/24/2015 4:47:00 PM)

    Rumi is one of the greatest sufi poets

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/3/2014 1:15:00 AM)

    A great poet stood for human kind and mysticism was his way of writing.

  • Fatima Nayimi (10/2/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    His poems are not only beautiful but inspirational. He makes me proud to be an Afghan. [3

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (10/26/2013 3:18:00 AM)

    he was chosen as the most favourite poet of USA in 2007....so as to me

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Best Poem of Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A Moment Of Happiness

A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden's beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.

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