|born on||30 September 1207 (greg.)|
|Place||Balkh, Afghanistan, 36n46, 66e54|
|Timezone||LMT m66e54 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°32' or|
Persian mystic and poet who has become a best seller in the Western world since his poems were re-translated into English beginning around 1984. Rumi was a great teacher, poet, and mystic of Islam. His writings have had an immense influence on Islamic literature and thought. His followers left the legacy of the whirling dervishes. While Rumi was the leading professor of religion and metaphysics in the Islamic world, the 13th century in the West brought us Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Dominic, and Saint Francis.
Rumi had a fascinating life which included a flight from Afghanistan during the invasion of Ghengis Khan. He met his guru at the age of 37 and then became a mystic. He died at sunset on 12/17/1273 NS in Konya, Turkey. At his death, he was honored by people of all faiths including Islam, Christian, and Jewish. His teachings included the commonality of all humankind in its spiritual quest. In the current climate of political strife, this message from an Afghan mystic is well worth repeating.
Tony Louis by email, "The Islamic day starts at sunset, so he was born sometime between sunset on 29 Sept and sunset on 30 Sept, 1207 Gregorian (NS)."
(atr: we leave it in greg. calendar)
- Traits : Personality : Mystical
- Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru
- Vocation : Writers : Poet