These wonderful facts from Rumi’s life will also make you follow the great spiritual leader.
RUMI: 16 FACTS THAT INSPIRED US TO IMPLEMENT AS ACTS. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Inspiring enough! For a person who needs motivation at a point when he loses hope. These great inspirations are by our historic scholars and preachers. Who served their lives for humanity? We all get inspired of someone or something that relates with us at certain time of our age, most specifically when we are down and needs some good vibes around us. We all are competing in this fast growing and moderate environment.
In this struggle, grievously we’ve entered in the complex of superiority that leads towards the grim land of negativity. Yes! We all can relate to this because we are facing this devil almost every day. Everyone seems dishonest, disappointed, negative and under pressure of learning, earning and successful running. In such times of friction, you need some positivity which can act like that first ray of sunlight in the morning that soothe the soul, when you take a deep breath and feel the freshness that instantly relax your mind.
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Yes exactly! That’s called the positivity which starts with the spark of freshness. But how can we have such humbleness that makes us positive? The answer is already given, and that is in our history. We have a history of great preachers, who left so much for us to learn in the form of their writings. The quote we’ve get stared with was by a great Muslim poet RUMI also known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi. Let’s take a glimpse of his teaching and see how we can groom and self-motive ourselves.
1.Rumi: A poet of soul:
If you are a passion reader you obviously know him because he is one of the great Sufi poets. Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran. Rumi poetry speaks of love which influence the world. He also preaches for Islam by his writings that express the texts summarized in the Quranic verses.
2. Famous Writings of Rumi:
Rumi’s best-known work is the Matnawive Ma’nawi. The six-volume poem holds a distinguished place within the rich tradition of Persian Sufi literature, and has been commonly called “the Quran in Persian”. Many commentators have regarded it as the greatest mystical poem in world literature. It contains approximately 27,000 lines, each consisting of a couplet with an internal rhyme. While the mathnawi genre of poetry may use a variety of different metres, after Rumi composed his poem, the metre he used became the mathnawi metre par excellence.
Rumi’s other major work is the Dīwān-e Kabīr (Great Work) or Diwan-e-Shams-e-Tabrizi (The Works of Shams of Tabriz), named in honour of Rumi’s master Shams.
3. Inspiration of Rumi:
Everyone have some inspirations in their lives, who provoke them towards their success and help work as guide to their future achievements. Rumi was inspired by Shams al-Din Mohammad, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-e-Shams-e-Tabrizi (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Also Rumi was influenced by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Al-Ghazali, Baha-ud-din Zakariya, Abu Said, Sultan Walad and Ibn Arabi.
As he is a great scholar and his spiritual writing inspired many people of his times. Rumi was from the Golden Islamic era. His influencers includes Jami, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Allama Iqbal, Hossein Nasr and Yunus Emre.
4. Rumi was expected to follow the ancestor path.
Rumi came from a line of preachers. His father, Baha Valad, was an occasional preacher at the local mosque and a Sunni jurist. Baha Valad was strict about keeping religious rules and regulations, although he was influenced by Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam that Rumi would later be identified with.
5. As a boy, Rumi reported seeing angels.
There are several stories told about Rumi’s early childhood. When he was five years old, he reportedly saw angels. These episodes agitated the small boy. His father reassured him that the angels were showing themselves in order to offer their favors. Within years of Rumi’s passing, his grandson had a writer interview people who had known him about the poet’s early life. In fact, many of the stories we have about Rumi’s early years emerged after his death.
6. Rumi spent part of his life as a refugee and migrant.
Baha Valad resolved to move his family from Vakhsh between 1210 and 1212. At that time, Genghis Khan was preparing his armies to invade Tajikstan. His father could have also been propelled to leave the town because of local political problems, or by the desire to see Mecca. Whatever the trigger, by the time the family had moved away from their homeland, the Mongols came down and destroyed the great cities that his family had known.
7. Experience of different languages and religions:
Rumi’s family traveled from Vakhsh to Samarkand in Uzbekistan, to Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and finally to Turkey, where Rumi spent the last 50 years of his life. The experience of moving exposed Rumi to many different languages and religious practices.
8. Rumi studied religioNS
After Rumi’s father died, his boyhood tutor took charge of his spiritual education. Rumi was encouraged to study in Damascus and Aleppo. It was ensuring that he bolster’s his presence as a religious teacher and a leader of his father’s community. The education he received at Aleppo was religious in the sense that the center of it was the Quran. He was also exposed to Arabic poetry.
9. He was likely never called “Rumi” during his lifetime.
The term Rumi means “from Rome,” referring to the Byzantine Roman Empire. The empire included present-day Turkey, where Rumi lived most of his adult life. His birth name was Mohammad. Because the name was so common, people were given nicknames. When he began to see visions of angels, his father gave him the title of “Khodavandgar” which is Persian for “Lord” or “Master.” His father also called him “Jalaloddin,” meaning “Splendor of the Faith.” Later in his life, Rumi was called “Mowlana,” or “Our Teacher” or “Our Master.”It’s likely that he was never called Rumi, the name he’s known by around the globe today.
10. Rumi and his beloved teacher Shams of Tabriz:
Shamsoddin, or Shams of Tabriz, was a mystic and a religious seeker. He was steeped in learning and prayer and meditation. The two met on a street in Konya and immediately fell into a philosophical discussion. They recognized each other as kindred spirits. Rumi spent the next three months in seclusion with Shams, who tried to pull Rumi toward seeing music and poetry as spiritual practice.
11. Disappearance of Shams of Tabriz from Rumi life.
Shams’ disappearance deeply disturbed Rumi, but it also helped him evolve spiritually. Rumi tried to deal with the suffering caused by Shams’ departure, and he realizes this love he’s seeking is within himself.
12. Rumi early writings:
Rumi went on to write over 3,000 ghazals, lyrical, rhymed poems often dealing with themes of love, and over 2,000 robaiyat, or four-line rhyming poems. He also wrote a six-volume spiritual epic in couplets, known as the Masnavi.
13. Rumi’s funeral procession in Konya was unusual for the time.
Rumi died on December 17, 1273. He had been a devout Muslim for all his life, praying five times every day and keeping all the required fasts. But by the end, he also wrote about belief in a “religion of love” that crosses over traditional denominational boundaries. In the Masnavi, he wrote, “The religion of love is beyond all faiths, The only religion for lovers is God.”
14. Special instructions to his followers about his death:
Rumi gave his followers special instructions to treat the night of his death like they would a joyous wedding night. The mystic had planned his own funeral, complete with singers, musicians, dancers, Quran reciters, and imams. For Rumi, the presence of the singers and dancers indicated that the deceased was both a Muslim and a lover.
15. Rumi was the famous figure among all the religion communities:
At the time of his death, there were Jewish rabbis reciting psalms, and Christian priests reading from the Gospels at Rumi’s funeral, which left some of his Muslim followers bewildered. They hadn’t realized just how much Rumi had become a well-respected figure within other religious communities.
16. Influencer for all generations:
Rumi is an inspiring personality until now. His quotes and writing have the power that attracts the reader towards positivity, Islamic culture and most specifically guide towards the right path. One of his famous quotes says”
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about”
Do you get motivated whenever you go through such quotes? If we’ll see this question in general then by nature everyone needs support at the time of their life when they are going through their bad times. Time never stops, it files but moments get captured in minds. So, self-motivation is the key to all your mind sickness. Words plays an important role in our lives, and we have vast history of preachers to help us find the right path by their golden words they left for us for future endeavors.