Rumi – 30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā, Mevlevî/Mawlawī and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian, Poet, Jurist, Islamic scholar, Theologian and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions, Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the "most popular and the best selling poet" in the United States.
Category Inspirational People