Biography

Of Mevlana Jalal-e-Din Mevlavi Rumi

 

Birth  

Date:

September 29, 1207 A.D.  or 6th Rai'u-'l-avval  604 A.H.

Place:

Balkh in the north-eastern provinces of Persia  (present day Afghanistan).
Name Jalal-e-Din Mohammad
Family  

Full Title

Mevlana Jalal-e-Din Mohammad Mevlavi Balkhi Rumi

Father:

Baha'u-'d-Din Veled Sultan-'l-Ulema

Mother:

Unknown
Grandfather: Jalale-'d-Din Huseyn el Khatibi
Grandmother: Malika'i Jihan - daughter of Khurram-shah King of Khorasan
Brother: Ala'u-'d-Din (2 years older)
Sister: Not known - Married and remained in Balkh
Wife: Gevher Khatun - daughter of Lala Sharafu-'d-Din of Samarqand.
2nd Wife: Unknown

Children:

  1. Son - Killed with Shams
  2. Daughter - married a local prince and left Qonya (Konya)
  3. Son - Muhammad Baha'u-'d-Din Sultan Veled
  4. Son - unknown
Teachers  
Childhood: Burhanu-'d-Din Serr-Daan el Muhaqqiq el Huseyni of Balkh
Later in Life: Shams-e-Din Muhammad Ibn Malik-dad Tabrizi
Important Events
Age 5 His family left his birth-place of Balkh for Baghdad
Age 8 From Baghdad to Mecca and Damascus and finally to Malatia (in Western Euphrates in Turkey)
Age 19
(1226 ad)
Married Gevher Khatun
and finally moved to Qonya (Konya) in the north-western provinces of Persia (in present day Turkey).
Age 37 On Saturdday, November 28, 1244 A.D. or 26th of Jamadi-ul0akhar 642 A.H., Rumi and Shams met
Age 39 On March 14, 1246, 21st Shewwal, 643, Shams left Qonya and Rumi for the first time.
Poetry  
Divan-e-Shams A compendium of poetry in praise of Shams in over 45,000 verses in Farsi (Persian)
Mathnavi Rumi's most famous work in 7 books, and 24,660 couplets, in Farsi and some Arabic. This work is also commonly refered to as the Persian Quoran.
Fihi ma Fihi Introductory discourses on metaphysics
Death  

Date:

At sunset of December 16, 1273 A.D. 5th Jamadi-u-'l-Akhar 672 A.H. at the age of 66 solar years or 68 Lunar years.

Place:

At home in Qonya.

 

Information taken from

bulletDivan-e-Shams in Farsi, compiled by Taghi Jafary
bulletMathnavi in Farsi, compiled by Ghadam-Ali Sarami
bulletMenaqibu'L'Arefin - by the historian, shams-e-Din Ahmed, El Eflaki, 1353, translated by James W. Redhouse

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