Aspects of Indian History and Culture
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Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, the greatest mystic poet the world has produced, was born in Balkh in 1207 A.D. and his father, Shaikh Bahauddin Balkhi was also an acknowledged scholar in the Islamic world. The great change in the life of Maulana Rumi came when he met the saint, Shams Tabrez, a great mystic of his time Maulana Rumi then rose to great spiritual heights and celebrated saints like Bu Ali Shah Qalander and Shaikh Shahabuddin Suhrawardy received spiritual guidance from him.Maulana Rumi left behind two works on which his fame rests. His Diwan and his immortal Mathnawi. The Diwan mostly contains mystical Lyrics which are replete with sincerity, sublimity and deep emotionalism. His immortal Mathnawi is undoubtedly the most popular book in the Persian language. It has been translated into several languages of the East and the West and has given him a distinguished place among the few immortal poets of the world. According to the Maulana himself the Mathnawi contains’ the roots of religion and the discoveries of the mystery of nature and divine knowledge’. Maulana Rumi died in 1273 A.D. and was laid to rest at Konya(Turkey).