Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi , also known as Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi , Mawlana/Mawlawi , more popularly as Rumi (1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and […]