Rumi's Life
1.Titles Read
2.Ancestry Read
3.Rumi's marriage Read
4.Dwelling in Konya Read
5.Rumi's works Read
6.Commentaries on the Mesnevi Read
7.The Mesnevi Read
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             Rumi's Personality and Views
1.A Peculiarity about Rumi's Life Read
2.Rumi's Inner and Outer Characteristics Read
3.Asceticism and Ecstasy Read
4.Poetry Read
5.Belief and Unbelief Read
6Love Read
7.Women Read
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(Fethullah Gulen)
Rumi's Life
The Death of Rumi's Father
Rumi's Personality and Views
Rumi's Influence
Rumi's Sufi Order and His Approach to Orders
Author's Biography

If someone were to come up to you and say that the things that we see on earth and distinguish from plants and animals because we consider them to be inanimate actually were alive, would you believe that person? What does inanimate mean? Inanimate means that it is an object with no soul or spirit; for example, stones or soil...
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            Rumi and Islamic Law

It is wrong to associate Rumi with a single order and view him as strictly confined within the rules of a single order. We have thought about Rumi's order before the Mevlevi order. Four or five years after Rumi had lost Sayyid Burhan al-Din Tirmidhi, he met Shams of Tabriz.
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Here two examples will be given to illustrate the influence of Rumi. The first example is Ibrahim Hakki of Erzurum (d. 1780), the great Turkish Islamic scholar, and the second example is Muhammad Iqbal. To elaborate on this further, I will give examples of Rumi's poems found in the Marifetname by Ibrahim Hakki.
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I could not dare use expressions like "death,” "passed away, “or "reunited with God" for Rumi, who attained the secret of the Prophetic Tradition "Die before you die" and who effaced his self in God while he was still alive, so I choose to consider Rumi's departure from this mortal world to the world of eternity as a migration.        
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