Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, was a 13th century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. He is now world widely known because of his mesmerizing poetry.
I personally fell in love with his poetry after reading some books about Rumi and his poetry. furthermore, there are some extremely interesting tales about himself and his Dervish friend Shams of Tabriz. The story about his life and his relationship with Shams of Tabriz varies in every other book.
My two most favorite books about Rumi and Shams are Rumi’s Daughter and Forty Rules of Love. These two books contain some fine details about their relationship, Sufism and the strong bond between them. According to these books after the death of Shams, who was killed by Rumi’s own son. Rumi begin with poetry and in all his poems he is talking about the Dervish Shams of Tabriz.
Rumi produced his master work the Masnawi, which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died.
Some of my favorite quotes from his poems are:
“What you seek is seeking you”
“Respond to every call that excites your spirit”
“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart”
“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop”
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure”
“The wound is the place where the light enters you”
“In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you”