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By Patricia Bolsover

The Life Of Jalāl Ad-Dīn Muhammad, Better Known As Rumi

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27 July 2024 at 1:00 pm

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The Mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad was born in Afghanistan, part of the Persian Empire, in 1207, leaving his homeland to escape the persecution of the Moguls. He became a great scholar, poet and theologian in the 13th century. After meeting a Dervish, Shams of Tabriz, Rumi’s mystical thinking developed, and his writings became a great influence on mystic thinking and teaching throughout the Muslim world.

After his death on 17 December 1273, his shrine in Konya became a place of pilgrimage and still is to this day. Rumi’s writings and poems transcend borders and have influenced many poets and writers throughout history. The masterpieces he left behind are considered among the purest literary glories of the Persian language.

Patricia is the President of Newcastle Lodge. She was inspired to give this illustrated talk after a visit to the Tomb of Rumi.

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