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“There is another dimension which is our home. In truth we are not here but there.
This is our shadow.”
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (Persian, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi.
(30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persianpoet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.”