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Full NameJalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī
Pen NameRumi
Birth DateSeptember 30, 1207
BirthplaceBalkh (present-day Afghanistan) or Wakhsh (present-day Tajikistan), Khwarezmian Empire
Death DateDecember 17, 1273 (aged 66)
Place of DeathKonya (present-day Turkey), Sultanate of Rum
NationalityKhwarezmian Empire, then Sultanate of Rum
SpousesGevher Khatun, Karra Khatun
ChildrenSultan Valad, Ala al-din Chelebi, Amir Alim Chelebi, Malike Khatun.
Main InterestsSufi poetry, Hanafi jurisprudence, Maturidi theology
Notable WorksMasnavi (Mathnawi), Dīwān-ī Shams-ī Tabrīzī, Fīhi mā fīhi
Known forInfluence on Persian literature and Sufi mysticism
LanguagePersian (with occasional usage of Turkish, Arabic, and Greek)
InfluenceTranscended national borders and ethnic divisions, influencing Iranians, Afghans, Tajiks, Turks, Kurds, Greeks, Central Asian Muslims, and South Asian Muslims
LegacyHis works are widely read and translated into many languages, with Rumi described as the “most popular poet”

Rumi Books

TitleYear Published
Mathnawi (Masnavi)13th century
Dīwān-ī Shams-ī Tabrīzī13th century
Fīhi mā fīhi (In It What’s in It)13th century
Divan-e Kabir13th century
Fihi Ma Fihi1258
Maktubat-e-Maulana Rumi1273
Maqalat-e Shams-e Tabrizi1273
Mawahib al-Quds1273
Adab al-Muridin1273
Fihi Ma Fihi1273
Majalis-i Sab’a (Seven Sessions)1273
Makatib (The Letters)1273
Discourses of Rumi1273

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