Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hazrat Maulana Jalaal ud deen Ruumi (Rahmatul Laahi ‘Alaieh)

Hazrat Maulana Jalaal ud deen Ruumi

(Rahmatul Laahi ‘Alaieh) is widely regarded as not only one of the greatest Soofie poets but has also been described by Western as
the greatest mystical poet of any age.
Major Works
Hazrat Maulana Jalaal ud deen Ruumi
(Rahmatul Laahi ‘Alaieh)’s mother tongue was Persian, but acquired knowledge of Arabic as a child while learning to read and recite the Qur’aan. Following his family’s migration to Anatolia, he also learnt Turkish. His intimate knowledge of these languages is reflected in his writings, which although written mainly in Persian contain passages in Arabic and Turkish. His three major works are generally referred to as the Masnavi, Divaan-i Shams-i Tabrzi, and the Fihi Maa Fihi.
Masnavi (Persian: مثنوی معنوی‎, meaning
"Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meaning") was the result of his disciple  initial request for Maulana Ruumi to write a short ‘teaching’ poem. It takes the form of an extended poem, 25,577 verses long, and comprises six books, each with a prose introduction. It is an exceptional work, not only in length but also in style and content, for it blends traditional tales, parables, anecdotes and legends about the Soofie saints with stories about the prophets, and commentaries on the Prophetic Traditions and passages from the Qur’aan. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of Soofie poetry.

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