A list of Rumi quotes and sayings.
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Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī in Persian) was a poet, theologian, Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic who existed during the thirteenth century. Rumi was believed to be born on September 30, 1207 in Balkh (known currently as Afghanistan) and belonged to a family of theologians. His father, Bahā ud-Dīn Walad, was a theologian, jurist and a mystic of Balkh. During Genghis Khan‘s mongol invasion campaigns around the 1200’s, Rumi’s family along with a group of followers left Balkh and traveled along Muslim grounds such as Baghdad, Damascus, Erzincan and many more. After performing pilgrimage in Mecca, they decided to settle in Konya, a place believed to be currently in Western Turkey.
Sayyed Burhan ud-Din Muhaqqiq Termazi, a student of Rumi’s father became his mentor later on. Under Termazi’s tutelage, he practiced Sufism for years until Termazi’s death around 1240 to 1241. Since then, Rumi slowly developed as a public figure being a jurist giving sermons in Konya.
For centuries, Rumi’s reputation has grew past national and ethnic boundaries. His works have been translated in numerous dialects and mediums including Russian, German, Urdu, Turkish, Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish. One of his works, the Masnavi, is considered one of the greatest poems written in Persian language. Rumi was also noted as one of the most popular and best-selling poets in the United States.
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