Dr Zahra Taheri, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book, speaks about Rumi's life, mystical teaching, doctrine, and poetry. With Music by Dr Peyman Heydarian.
With a recitation of poetry by Rumi.
Maulana Jalal Al-Din Muhammad, known as RUMI (1207-1273) is the most prominent mystic poet in Persian literature. When he was a child, his family fled Mongol invaders and settled in Konya. He left behind a vast body of lyric poetry, metaphysical writings, and mystical didactic teachings, which have influenced Persian, Urdu, and Turkish literature across the centuries. Rumi is one of the most widely read poets in translation today. His teachings are universal in nature, because he believes that religion is a personal experience which cannot be limited to logical arguments.