Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī , also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mawlānā/Mevlânâ (our master), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (my master), and more popularly simply as Rumi was a 13th-century Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
Rumi was born on Balkh, an ancient city on the north of Afghanistan and finally settled in the town of Konya, in what is now Turkey.
Rumi has been called the greatest mystical poet of any age. During a period of 25 years, he composed over 70,000 verses of poetry. Poetry focusing on varied and diverse topics. His work covers deeply philosophical and mystical, with poems of fiery soulful expression to passionate love verses filled with yearning and desire.
Rumi’s work has been translated into many of the world’s languages including Russian, German, French, Italian and Spanish, and is appearing in a growing number of genres including concerts, workshops, readings, paintings, dance performances and other artistic creations. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet and the “best selling poet” in the United States.