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Scott Lincoln "Omar" Davis


Chapter XIV

Jelaluddin Rumi

(1207-1273)


THE MASNAVI

The "Masnavi" is Rumi's greatest poetic work, composed during
the last years of his life.

http://www.dar-al-masnavi.org/about_masnavi.html

(Thanks to "Samten")

Biography

Birth

Date:

September 29, 1207 A.D. or 6th Rai'u-'l-avval 604 A.H.

Place:

Balkh in the north-eastern provinces of Persia (present day Afghanistan).

Name Jalal-e-Din Mohammad

Family

Full Title

Mevlana Jalal-e-Din Mohammad Mevlavi Balkhi Rumi

Father:

Baha'u-'d-Din Veled Sultan-'l-Ulema

Mother:

Unknown

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

Children:

Son - Killed with Shams

Daughter - married a local prince and left Qonya (Konya)

Son - Muhammad Baha'u-'d-Din Sultan Veled

Son - unknown

 

Teachers

Childhood: Burhanu-'d-Din Serr-Daan el Muhaqqiq el Huseyni of Balkh

Later in Life: Shams-e-Din Muhammad Ibn Malik-dad Tabrizi

Important Events

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)

Age 19

(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.

Poetry

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

Death

Date:

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.

Place:

At home in Qonya.

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