Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
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Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Balkhī l-Rūmī

Date of Birth: 30 September, 1207

Place of Birth: Vakhsh, modern-day Tajikistan

Date of Death: 17 December, 1273

Place of Death: Konya, modern-day Turkey


Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad, known to posterity as Mawlānā (‘Our master’) and Rūmī (the Anatolian), was born in Tajikistan in the city of Vakhsh, which is about 250 kilometers southwest of Balkh in present-d…

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Lewisohn, Leonard, “Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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