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Known in English simply as Rumi, as he finally settled in Konya, in the then Sultanate of Rûm (now in modern Turkey). He was a Persian poet, philosopher, jurist, and theologian, born in Balkh (in modern Afghanistan) in 1207, and died in 1273 in Konya. His poetry has been very widely translated. On his death, his followers established the Mevlevi Sufi Order, also known as the Whirling Dervishes.
  • Dar-Al-Masnavi

    An activity of the American Institute of Masnavi Studies (AIMS); makes available a translation of Rumi's poem, and some of his other writings, with critical background on the poet and translators. Also includes background on the Mevlevi Order.

  • The Masnavi I Ma'navi

    As abridged and translated by E H Whinfield in 1898.

  • Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

    Displays the Rumi family tree, going back 26 generations to Mevlana himself and includes a description of his mausoleum.

  • Rumi Network

    Dedicated to the 13th century Persian mystic, now one of the most widely read poets in America. Also includes a information about performance poet Shahram Shiva and his presentations of Rumi concerts and workshops in the US.

  • Rumi: Listen to the reed, how it complains of separation

    Offers a biography of the poet, and a collection of poems and other writings in translation, mainly based on that by Professor A.J.Arberry. Also includes background articles, translator profiles, bibliography, and links.

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