Brief 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”
Rumi Quotes: “Only from the Heart can you Touch the Sky”
“Be Drunk in Love, Since….”
Rumi Quote: “You are Not a Drop in the Ocean……………”
Stop Acting So Small.
Don’t Run Away from Grief, O’ Soul
Rumi Quote: “I Know You’re Tired….”
The Entrance Door to the Sanctuary
If You Find Me Not Within. You Will Never Find Me.
Seek the Source which Shines Forever
There’s Nothing Worse Than to Walk Out along the Street Without You