Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, December 13, 2018 06:04:14 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

World poet Moulana Rumi

photo by

By
23rd-Feb-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Literature Desk :
Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a great poet. Why is his message so important to humanity at this time in history?
On 30 September 1207 CE or so tradition holds, in the small village of Waqsh, in the region of Balkh, in the Persian province of Khorasan a son was born to the mystic preacher Sheikh Baha'uddin Walad. His name was Muhammad Jalaluddin and he and his family shortly moved to Samarqand. There was much strife in that part of the world at that time and also Chenghis Khan's Mongols were moving west. The family and many of  Baha'uddin's students went on the Hajj to Makka after which they heard that the Mongols had sacked Samarqand and were besieging Bokhara. They settled in Damascus and the young Jalal studied with various teachers. Then the family slowly moved toward the Seljuk kingdom of Rum in what is now Anatolia in Turkey. The Sultan of Konya invited the party to settle in his town to help make it the finest centre of crafts and learning in the region.
Jalal became a College Professor in Religious subjects and a Master to many students at the Konya Religious School. He was given the clerical title of Moula and so students called him Moulana or 'our master.' One day he met a mystic named Muhammad Shamsuddin of Tabriz. Shams was an attained Master of Sufism which is the path of Spiritual knowledge under Divine Grace and Guidance. Between these two a river of Essk flowed. This word means a form of energy flow much like that between lovers yet without the sensual connotations of the ordinary human being.
At some point Moulana became a true lover of God flowing from heart to heart with all he met. He went where he was guided and could be governed only by God. Still he was born a Muslim and followed the Muslim obligations while at the same time he was friendly with all faiths. Then one day Shams disappeared, some say by murder and others say he just went East. Jalal went into a state of despair which eventually matured into a raging passion and ferment in his spiritual heart. From this he started to recite the most amazing poetry and deep mystical teachings. They were written down and today there are a few translations of that original Persian into English. He is best known for the name the Arabs gave to the region - Rumi or 'of Rum.' Contemporary translations of his materials have pushed him to rise to the US best seller list in poetry. His message of loving cooperation and the foibles of human nature woven into his great work the Masnavi could be followed by all of us. Especially in this day of constant war and terrorism which is so like his own time of the 13th Century C.E.
Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi breathed his leston the 22nd February (5 Zamadius Sani, 672 Hizri)
A book on Rumi :  Fundamentals of Rumi's Thought - A Mevlevi Sufi Perspective
by  ?efik Can (Shefik Jan) [QAS]-Light N.J. 2004
Written by the late Esoteric head of the Turkish Mevlevi Tarikat this is Rumi from the point of view of one who lived the mystical teachings of the great Master in his daily life. This may be regarded as a primer for those who wish to follow the path of the Whirling Dervishes and is a guide on the subject of Rumi's teachings about ideas like Wahdat al Wujud etc.

Lines from the poems of Moulana Rumi, coming through the past centuries :

"Listen to this tale arising out the ney flute
As it tells of its separation
Since I was cut out of my reed-bed home
My sad cries have caused humans to weep
I seek out the lonely and down-hearted
Then tell them my tale of heart-longing"
- www.vcn.bc.ca/rumi/rumisociety2.htm

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Outstanding performance of our farmers


FARMERS of Pirojpur district have successfully used marshlands to grow up paddy saplings which would help meet sapling shortage in the waterlogged areas during paddy cultivation. In the district, farmers devoid of sapling during the Boro season as most uplands, where Boro seedlings usually grew, have been used for cultivating ...

International »

France hunts gunman after three killed at Strasbourg Christmas market


AFP  :Hundreds of police hunted Wednesday for a gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 13, eight seriously, at a famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, on the French border with Germany.The attack took place Tuesday around 8 pm (1900 GMT) in the heart of the medieval city as the ...

City »

A faction of BFUJ and DUJ staged a demonstration in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday in protest against closure of 54 online news portal.


.

Cricket »

Mashrafe regrets not getting another 20-25 runs after loss


UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh lost the second ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to the Windies by four wickets. The hosts' captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza regrets more 20-25 runs at the end of the match.Bangladesh posted 255 for seven wickets in the first innings after ...

Entertainment »

Priyanka Gope in discussion with her new song


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :It is mostly happened in case of many singers where despite having outstanding lyrics and mind blowing composition many songs do not hit among the music lovers. For this reason, many singers cannot create attention among the listeners. National Film Award winner singer Priyanka Gope has rendered ...

Cricket »

Opener Tamim Iqbal (left) of Bangladesh plays a shot during the second One Day International match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Tuesday.


Cricket »

Mashrafe creates record by leading Bangladesh in maximum ODIs


Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Bangladesh ODI captain, has created a new history playing the second encounter of three-match series against West Indies by equaling the record of Habibul Bashar to lead Tigers in most ODIs. Mashrafe has all the chances to surpass his predecessor in the third and final match of ...

Editorial »

Social awareness can help stop cruelty


A YOUNG factory worker, Azharul Islam Suman, was killed in Naraynganj on Saturday when some persons inserted a high-pressured air nozzle into his rectum and activated it. We have no word to express our shock and agony seeing the brutal method of torture and killing a man. The occurrence could ...

International »

Ex US senators warn of `constitutional crisis` under Trump


AP, Washington : Forty-four former US Senators from both major US parties warned Monday of threats to US democracy under President Donald Trump, and a "constitutional crisis" for America. They said the convergence of events - as special counsel Robert Mueller probes whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 ...

International »

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes, stolen through corruption every year: UN


PTI, United Nations: Trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five per cent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres deemed corruption "an assault on the values of the United Nations," in a message on ...

City »

BNP candidate Mirza Abbas speaking at a press conference on `BNP candidates participating in the eleventh parliamentary elections are in arrest and attack panic` at his residence in the city`s Shajahanpur on Tuesday.


Entertainment »

Pori Moni becomes Fair & Lovely brand ambassador


Entertainment Desk :Dhallywood star Pori Moni  signed a contract with popular skin product brand 'Fair &Lovely' as their brand ambassador on Sunday . She signed the contract with Unilever Bangladesh, according to a recent press release.Senior officials of Unilever Bangladesh were present at the contract signing event at the Unilever ...

Entertainment »

Airin in web series for first time


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Celebrities are showing their keen interest to work in web series. For this reason, they are working one after another in web series. Viewers are also showing their interest to enjoy these worldwide. Film actress Airin has include her name in the list working in web series. ...

Editorial »

Ensure justice for rape victims and protect the witnesses


SPEAKERS at a conference demanded enactment of the Witness Protection Bill which was drafted in 2006 by the Law Commission aimed at ensuring security of rape victims and witnesses. They made the demand at a national conference on "Rape law Reform", organised by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), ...

Cricket »

India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test nail-biter


AFP, Adelaid :India won their first Test on Australian soil in a decade Monday, bowling out the home side in a nail- biting finale to clinch the opening match of the series at Adelaide Oval with Rishabh Pant equalling a world-record along the way.The hosts were set an improbable target ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news