Scott Lincoln "Omar" Davis
The "Masnavi" is Rumi's greatest poetic work,
the last years of his life.
(Thanks to "Samten")
September 29, 1207 A.D. or 6th Rai'u-'l-avval 604 A.H.
Balkh in the north-eastern provinces of Persia (present day Afghanistan).
Name Jalal-e-Din Mohammad
Mevlana Jalal-e-Din Mohammad Mevlavi Balkhi Rumi
Baha'u-'d-Din Veled Sultan-'l-Ulema
Grandfather: Jalale-'d-Din Huseyn el Khatibi
Grandmother: Malika'i Jihan - daughter of Khurram-shah King of Khorasan
Brother: Ala'u-'d-Din (2 years older)
Sister: Not known - Married and remained in Balkh
Wife: Gevher Khatun - daughter of Lala Sharafu-'d-Din of Samarqand.
2nd Wife: Unknown
Son - Killed with Shams
Daughter - married a local prince and left Qonya (Konya)
Son - Muhammad Baha'u-'d-Din Sultan Veled
Son - unknown
Childhood: Burhanu-'d-Din Serr-Daan el Muhaqqiq el Huseyni of Balkh
Later in Life: Shams-e-Din Muhammad Ibn Malik-dad Tabrizi
Age 5 His family left his birth-place of Balkh for Baghdad
Age 8 From Baghdad to Mecca and Damascus and finally to Malatia (in Western Euphrates in Turkey)
(1226 ad) Married Gevher Khatun
and finally moved to Qonya (Konya) in the north-western provinces of Persia (in present day Turkey).
Age 37 On Saturdday, November 28, 1244 A.D. or 26th of Jamadi-ul0akhar 642 A.H., Rumi and Shams met
Age 39 On March 14, 1246, 21st Shewwal, 643, Shams left Qonya and Rumi for the first time.
Divan-e-Shams A compendium of poetry in praise of Shams in over 45,000 verses in Farsi (Persian)
Mathnavi Rumi's most famous work in 7 books, and 24,660 couplets, in Farsi and some Arabic. This work is also commonly refered to as the Persian Quoran.
Fihi ma Fihi Introductory discourses on metaphysics
At sunset of December 16, 1273 A.D. 5th Jamadi-u-'l-Akhar 672 A.H. at the age of 66 solar years or 68 Lunar years.
At home in Qonya.
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