Rumi Biography

Biography

Type: Poet, Jurist, Islamic scholar, Theologian

Born: September 30, 1207, Vakhsh, Tajikistan

Died: December 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey

Rumi's works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek, in his verse. His Mathnawī, composed in Konya, may be considered one of the purest literary glories of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia. His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the literature of some other Turkic, Iranian, and Indo-Aryan languages including Chagatai, Pashto, and Bengali.

Rumi Quotes

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.. Rumi
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't
When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

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