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13 Pinable Rumi Quotes

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Rumi was born in 1207 in Persia in the city of Balkh in what is present day Afghanistan. Rumi was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and scholar. When he was in his late thirties he met Shams a wandering mystic. Shams was in his sixties. Rumi credits shams with transforming him from a sober scholar to a seeker of truth and love. A couple of years later Shams was gone and Rumi was grief stricken. Out of his grief came the poetry. This poetry is collected into two epic books named, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi and Masnavi/Mathnawi.
Rumi and Shams


Is Rumi and Shams story the greatest love story every known? Was it a great master student relationship or did it transcend into a true union of souls that disregarded gender, class, or age? That is for you to decide. Me I think of Rumi as pure love and poetry as the voice of the heart. Shams was the key that unlocked it.

Learn more about Rumi

Rumi’s Untold Story

Rumi Sufi Poetry

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi (The New Yorker)

Why is Rumi the Best Selling Poet in the US (BBC)

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5 thoughts on “13 Pinable Rumi Quotes

  1. I enjoy his writings. My favorite on this page is You dance secretly inside my heart.

  2. A lot of good quotes here. I like “if all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” Gotta start somewhere and you can only do what you can do.

  3. You just gave me an awesome history lesson. 🙂

    His writings are absolutely beautiful and perfect to read this week since love is in the air. By the way, I’m so flattered you chose my post for #TrafficJamWeekend – it made my whole week!

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