Rumi taught humanity what a human being should be like with his call "Come, come again, whatever you are" as a symbol of love, peace, brotherhood and tolerance.
It has been 748 years since “his reunion with The Beloved”. He embraced people of all origins, languages, religions and colors, and became the symbol of love, peace, brotherhood and tolerance, with his words "Man is the most honorable of creation". Mevlâna, also known as "Rumi" meaning "Anatolian" in the western world, continues to guide humanity with his works today as he did yesterday.
Masnavi consisting of 6 volumes and 25,618 couplets.
Mevlana, whose real name is Celaleddin Muhammed, was born on September 30, 1207, in the city of Belh in what is now northern Afghanistan. He left Balkh due to some political events and Mongol invasion. Having lived in Mecca, Medina, Damascus,and various cities of Anatolia, Mevlana and his family came to Konya upon the invitation of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat. He started teaching religious sciences in Konya in 1240. His paths crossed with Dervish Şams Tabrizi in 1244 in Konya and Şams was to only one he had conversations for some time. Mevlana suffered for a long time after the disappearance of Shams. Later on, Mevlâna wrote the Mesnevi, which consisted of 6 volumes, some 26 thousand verses, and presented it to humanity. Mesnevi has reached millions of people around the world. Mevlana died on 17 December 1273. For him, death meant meeting love and the beloved. That's why December 17, the day he died, has been called "Şeb-i Arus", which means "wedding night" for centuries.