Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi – most famous mystical poet
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi is one of the most respected and quoted mystical poets who lived about 700 years ago as a Sufi master in todays Turkey.
During his lifetime he produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry which speaks of the Sufi’s experience of union with the divine.
These timeless classics have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, as Rumi has become one of our most popular poets. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a great scholar .
His appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. Even during his lifetime he was noted for his cosmopolitan outlook. His funeral, which lasted 40 days, was attended by people from all religions in his time.