My long-time dream got right here correct after I visited Konya (Turkey) in the first week of April 2017, to pay my respects to the 13th century astronomical Sufi saint, a dervish, logician, non secular leader and a preacher of Divine relish, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi. Rumi originate no longer belong to a particular faith or sect. His words of facts and his message of relish is for all mankind, regardless of their spiritual beliefs.
The ragged city of Konya is the 2nd most visited city of Turkey after Istanbul. Rather than its ancient significance, Konya has change into a pilgrimage city no longer finest for Muslims but also for people of varied religions who survey non secular steering from Rumi's poetry and care for Rumi as their non secular leader. Rumi spent most of his lifestyles in Konya and became buried there. In 1927, his monastery became remodeled into a museum named as Mevlana Meuseze or the Maulana Museum. Maulana is a spiritual title for admire. In the west Maulana is is named Rumi and the museum named after him as Rumi Museum.
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi became born in Balkh (now Afghanistan) in 1207 and got right here to Konya alongwith his oldsters when he became finest 12 years broken-down. Rumi became a astronomical spiritual pupil of his time and began instructing Koran and Islamic Sharia to his college students. After meeting with Shams Tabriz at the age of 37 his total lifestyles modified. He became a whirling dervish and adopted the footsteps of his Murshed Shams.
Shams Tabriz filled Rumi's heart with Divine non secular enlightenment and taught him the facts what he would per chance no longer learn from the books. After that Rumi began writing poetry. He wrote 70,000 verses in a length of 25 years. Rumi's poetry, written in the Persian language, has been translated in all of the illustrious languages of the realm, and thus Rumi has change into the finest known, most respected and basically the most read poet of the realm.
Rumi Museum is opened on a customary basis from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and the admission is free. Before coming into the Rumi's shrine, all people looks to be required to wear skinny plastic covers on sneakers as admire for the holy feature. In the principle room there are many tombs of Rumi's household and followers. Rumi's tomb is covered with a natty thick fabric embroidered in gold with an unlimited green turban placed on it. Moreover his tomb there is the tomb of Rumi's father, Maulana Bahauddin Valed.
In the next room, placed in the glass conditions are the hand written books of Rumi's poetry written in Persian language, hand written Holy Quran in diverse intervals, clothing belonging to Rumi and his son Sultan Veled, caps belonging to Rumi and his Murshed Shams Tebriz , and plenty others. The subsequent is the prayer room for males and ladies. The first shrine became constructed by Seljuk emperors whereas the rooms in front of the principle shrine were added in the occasions of Ottoman Sultans and maintain change into a fragment of the Rumi Museum.
Rumi left this world on 17 December 1273. In the intervening time is remembered once a year as his leaving this world and “marriage ceremony with God”. Yearly, on 17 December, pilgrims from throughout the realm come to Konya to pay their respects to the 13th century astronomical poet and Sufi saint. They acquire half in spiritual ceremonies and learn about the whirling dervishes performing live in front of the pilgrims.