Visit to Konya (Turkey) in Love of Rumi

My long-time dream got here true after I visited Konya (Turkey) within the first week of April 2017, to pay my respects to the 13th century nice Sufi saint, a dervish, thinker, religious chief and a preacher of Divine love, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi. Rumi don’t belong to a specific faith or sect. His phrases of knowledge and his message of affection is for all mankind, no matter their non secular beliefs.

The traditional metropolis of Konya is the second most visited metropolis of Turkey after Istanbul. Aside from its historic significance, Konya has turn out to be a pilgrimage metropolis not just for Muslims but in addition for individuals of different religions who search religious steerage from Rumi’s poetry and deal with Rumi as their religious chief. Rumi spent most of his life in Konya and was buried there. In 1927, his monastery was transformed right into a museum named as Mevlana Meuseze or the Maulana Museum. Maulana is a non secular title for respect. Within the west Maulana is called Rumi and the museum named after him as Rumi Museum.

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi was born in Balkh (now Afghanistan) in 1207 and got here to Konya alongwith his mother and father when he was solely 12 years outdated. Rumi turned an amazing non secular scholar of his time and began educating Koran and Islamic Sharia to his college students. After assembly with Shams Tabriz on the age of 37 his complete life modified. He turned a whirling dervish and adopted the footsteps of his Murshed Shams.

Shams Tabriz stuffed Rumi’s coronary heart with Divine religious enlightenment and taught him the data what he couldn’t study from the books. After that Rumi began writing poetry. He wrote 70,000 verses in a interval of 25 years. Rumi’s poetry, written within the Persian language, has been translated in all of the distinguished languages of the world, and thus Rumi has turn out to be one of the best recognized, most revered and probably the most learn poet of the world.

Rumi Museum is opened day by day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and the admission is free. Earlier than getting into the Rumi’s shrine, everyone seems to be required to put on skinny plastic covers on footwear as respect for the holy place. In the primary room there are a lot of tombs of Rumi’s household and followers. Rumi’s tomb is roofed with a big thick material embroidered in gold with an enormous inexperienced turban positioned on it. Apart from his tomb there may be the tomb of Rumi’s father, Maulana Bahauddin Valed.

Within the subsequent room, positioned within the glass instances are the hand written books of Rumi’s poetry written in Persian language, hand written Holy Quran in varied intervals, clothes belonging to Rumi and his son Sultan Veled, caps belonging to Rumi and his Murshed Shams Tebriz, and many others. The subsequent is the prayer room for women and men. The principle shrine was constructed by Seljuk emperors whereas the rooms in entrance of the primary shrine had been added within the instances of Ottoman Sultans and have become part of the Rumi Museum.

Rumi left this world on 17 December 1273. Today is remembered yearly as his leaving this world and “wedding ceremony with God”. Yearly, on 17 December, pilgrims from all around the world come to Konya to pay their respects to the 13th century nice poet and Sufi saint. They take part in non secular ceremonies and witness the whirling dervishes performing stay in entrance of the pilgrims.


Source by Hifzur Rehman

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