Tribute paid to Rumi at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP): National Institute of Folk and
Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with Dastan Monday evening paid tribute
to Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi at Lok Virsa Media centre.
Renowned Scholar Prof. Dr. Rasheed Hasan, Prof. Dr. Shagufta and large number of people from different walks of life attended the event.
Speakers highlighted the literary work of the most popular scholar, poet and well known for his six-volume Masnavi Ma’navi (spiritual couplets) which is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of both Islamic mysticism and literature.
Rumi was born in Balakh and passed away in Konya, Turkey, where he was laid to rest. He lived 66 years and left a legacy of major poetic and prose works.
Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi also known as Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic.
Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions:
Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries.
His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats.
Rumi has been described as the ‘most popular poet’ and the ‘best selling poet’ in the United States.
Rumi’s poetry was also recited on the occasion and his popular poems presented with music.