About Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi was born in 1207, in Balkh, which is in Afghanistan. His father was an important scholar and teacher of that area. Around 1212 he moved his family to Smarkand, a city where the cultures of both Turkey and Persia met. The Mongol invasions were bringing death and destruction to a large part of the Muslim world at that time, and Rumi’s family and friends, journeyed westward to escape it.

They arrived in Konya in Turkey, and Rumi’s father was given a professorship and he taught there until his death in 1231. Jalaluddin Rumi, took over from his father, as university professor.

In 1244 there was a significant meeting of Rumi with a wandering Sufi, a lover of the Prophet Muhammad, the sun of Tabriz, Shamsuddin. Rumi and Shams became inseparable. The university professor in Rumi diminished, and his spiritual side increased. Rumi’s students became jealous of the close friendship with Shams, and this caused Shams to disappear. Forty days after the loss of Shams, Rumi ordered mourning robes. Rumi had changed. He now wrote or spoke poetry as never before. He whirled around reciting poems which expressed his longing and love, and which also expressed his astonishment with his own transformed state.

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In Each Other - Rumi
This Is Love ~ Rumi
Quote ~ Rumi
A Night Full of Talking That Hurts ~ Rumi
Sweet Is The Oneness ~ Rumi
I Trust You ~ Rumi
Don't Plant Anything But Love ~ Rumi
Plant the Seed of Truth ~ Rumi
Childhood Friends ~ Rumi
From Jewels of Remembrance ~ Rumi
Not Here ~ Rumi
God Has Love for You ~ Rumi
The Grandeur of the Beloved ~ Rumi
Love Means ~ Rumi
Love Dogs ~ Rumi
You Are a Song ~ Rumi
Knocking From the Inside ~ Rumi
Love is Reckless - Rumi
There You Are - Rumi
A Smile and A Gentleness - Rumi
One One One - Rumi
The Guest House - Rumi
Sweet is the Oneness - Rumi
Childhood Friends - Rumi
The Soul of Rumi -
By Love - Rumi
The Breaking Wave of Love - Rumi - Translation by Jonathan Star
Pray for a Tough Instructor - Rumi
The Ocean Surge - Rumi
Solomons Crooked Crown - Rumi
Only You - Rumi
Embrace the Light - Rumi
A Man Talking to His House - Rumi
Your Task Is Not To Seek For Love - Rumi
Form Came as Branch of Love - Rumi
Your Triumphant Song - Rumi
No One Here But Him - Rumi
Today I Am Wise - Rumi
It is Your Light - Rumi
Where Light Enters - Rumi