Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:35
Rumi on education, spirituality and renewalWritten by Abdul Karim Abdullah
Jalaluddin Rumi, a Persian mystic poet, lived during the closing years of the Golden Age of the Islamic civilisation, the Abbasid caliphate (750 – 1258 C.E.) He was born in 1207 in Khorasan, present day Afghanistan, three years after the end of the Fourth Crusade and twelve years before the Mongol invasion of Muslim lands. He died in 1273, 15 years after the destruction of Bagdad in 1258. His works have been translated into 23 languages and sold in the millions of copies. He has fans all over the world and is the best selling poet in the US. In the Muslim world his work occupies a place comparable to that of Shakespeare.......... [click here to download the full article in pdf ]
Published in Architects of Civilisation
Abdul Karim Abdullah @ Leslie Terebessy is an Assistant Research Fellow at IAIS Malaysia.