Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Mevlana or Mawlānā, Mevlevi or Mawlawī, and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. He has been described as the “most popular poet in America” and the “best selling poet in the US”.
Books ~ “The Essential Rumi,” “Masnavi,” “Fihi Ma Fihi,” Love Ripening,” “Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi”
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
Recommended Reading ~
- The Essentials of Rumi