Quotes of Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalal-ud-Din Rumi, persian poetBrief Life History: Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Balkhi (30 Sep 1207–17 Dec1273), also known as Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi (English-speaking world simply call him Rumi), was a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic. He was born in the village of Wakhsh, a small town located at the river Wakhsh in Persia (in what is now Tajikistan). Wakhsh belonged to the larger province of Balkh (parts of now modern Afghanistan and Tajikistan).
Rumi’s works are written in Persian and his  Masnavi remains are one of the crowning glories of the Persian language. His original works are widely read today across the Persian-speaking world (Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and parts of Persian speaking Central Asia). Translations of his works are also very popular in other countries. Rumi’s poetry is divided into various categories: The Rubayat (Quatrains) and Ghazal (Odes) of the Divan, the six books of the Masnavi. The prose works are divided into The Discourses, The Letters, and The Seven Sermons.
Rumi died on 17 December 1273 in Konya, a city in the heart of Turkey. His epitaph reads: “When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men.”

Rumi: “Align Yourself With The Divine”

Quotations by Jalal ad-Din Rumi: "Align yourself with The Divine" - Rumi Poetry English translation

Rumi Quotes: “Only from the Heart can you Touch the Sky”

Quotations by Jalal ad-Din Rumi: "Only from the Heart can you touch the Sky." - Rumi Poetry English translation

“Be Drunk in Love, Since….”

Quotations by Jalal ad-Din Rumi: "Be Drunk in Love, Since Love is Everything that Exists."- Rumi Poetry English translation

Rumi Quote: “You are Not a Drop in the Ocean……………”

Quotations by Jalal ad-Din Rumi: "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi Poetry English translation

Stop Acting So Small.

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:"Stop acting so small.You are the Universe in ecstatic motion." - Sayings of Rumi

Don’t Run Away from Grief, O’ Soul

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:" Rose came from the Thorn and the Ruby came from a Stone." - Sayings of Rumi

Rumi Quote:  “I Know You’re Tired….”

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:"I know you're tired but come, this is the way"- Sayings of Rumi

The Entrance Door to the Sanctuary

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:"Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you" - Sayings of Rumi

If You Find Me Not Within. You Will Never Find Me.

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:"If you find me not within. You will never find me. For I have been with you from the beginning." - Sayings of Rumi

Seek the Source which Shines Forever

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:"Seek out the source which shines forever." - Sayings of Rumi

There’s Nothing Worse Than to Walk Out along the Street Without You

Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes and Sayings:" There's nothing worse than to walk out along the street without you" - Sayings of Rumi


  1. Great work!!

  2. Wish we could learn something from these Quotes!!

  3. Mussarat Gheba says:

    Well, I accidentally discovered this site and was really impressed after exploring it briefly. All the stuff and content is quite up to the mark and worth reading, especially this marvelous collection of Rumi’s is breath takingly beautiful. The picture of Maulana Rumi and the subsequent images really enhance and strengthen the message.
    Hats off to Col Cheema for his great efforts.
    God Bless You!!

  4. Great Collection Of Urdu And English Shayaris And Quotes. Latest Shayari And Poetry Collection Of Dr. Iqbal Sahab. beautiful quotes by dr. iqbal sahab

  5. Dr. Meera Khan says:

    In a lecture on “The Human Ego – His Freedom and Immortality” (Reconstruction of Religiuos Thought in Islam), Allama Iqbal says that the world of today needs a Rumi to create an attitude of hope, and to kindle the fire of enthusiasm for life. His (Rumi) inimitable lines may be quoted here:
    First man appeared in the class of inorganic things,
    Next he passed therefrom into that of plants.
    For years he lived as one of the plants,
    Remembering naught of his inorganic state so different;
    And when he passed from the vegetative to the animal state,
    He had no remembrance of his state as a plant,
    Except the inclination he felt to the world of plants,
    Especially at the time of spring and sweet flowers,
    Like the inclination of infants towards their mothers,
    Which know not the cause of their inclination to the breast …
    Again the great Creator, as you know,
    Drew man out of the animal into the human state.
    Thus man passed from one order of nature to another,
    Till he became wise and knowing and strong as he is now.
    Of his first souls he has no remembrance.
    And he will be again changed from his present soul.

  6. A very good site and I am always impressed by their collection. Great work.

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