“When you see my funeral don´t say: What for a separation.
It is time for me to meet the lover…”
Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, the great islamic mystical philosopher, who lived and taught in 13th century in the city of Konya in Middle Anatolia, Turkey, died on December 17 in the year 1273. This day is named as “Şeb-i-Arus”, what means literally translated “wedding night”. Every year December 17 is a special day in Konya, when hundreds of people come together at the tomb of Mevlana to speak petitionary prayer.
“Come, come again, whoever you are, come …”
September 30, 2007 was the 800th anniversary of Rumis birth and the UNESCO declared this year as “Mevlana Year”. Until today his thoughts and poems, written in the “Mesnevi” and “Divan-i Kebir” in Persian language, are for many people, not only for Muslims very important. Central topic of Mevlanas teachings is the Love, which he understood as the main power of the universe.
Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, the great islamic mystical philosopher, lived and taught in 13th century in the city of Konya in Middle Anatolia, Turkey.