by Nayab T.
Thursday, September 03, 2020 at 11:37 AM
Visit Konya (Turkey) in love with Rumi
My long-term dream came when I visited Konya (Turkey) during the first year of 2017. April, Maulana Jalaluddin. Rumi does not belong to a particular religion or
sect. His wise words and his message of love are for all humanity, regardless of their religious beliefs.
The ancient city of Konya is the second most visited city in Turkey after Istanbul. In addition to historical importance, Konya became a city of pilgrimage not only
for Muslims but also for people of other religions who seek the spiritual guidance of Rumi’s poetry and treat Rumi as a spiritual leader. Rumi spent more time in his
life in Konya and was late there. 1927 His monastery became a museum called Mevlana Meuseze or Maulana Museum. Maulana is the religious name of respect. In the West,
Maulana is known as Rumi, and the museum is named Rumi Museum.
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi was born in 1207. In Balkan (now Afghanistan) and arrived in Konya with her parents when she was only 12 years old. Rumi became a great
religious scholar of his time and began teaching the Qur’an and the Islamic Sharia to his disciples. Meeting with Shams Tabriz at the age of 37, his life has changed.
He became a whirlwind and followed the footsteps of his Murshed Shams.
Shams Tabriz filled Rumi’s heart with divine spiritual light and taught him to know what he couldn’t learn from books. Then Rumi began writing poetry. He wrote 70,000
lines in 25 years. Rumi’s poetry written in Persian has been translated into all known languages â€‹â€‹of the world, making it the most famous, respected, and readable poet
in the world.
The Rumi Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 16:30 and free admission. Everyone should wear their thin plastic caps as a respect for the holy place. There are many
family tombs and Rumi followers in the main room. Rumi’s tomb is covered with a large thick cloth embroidered with gold, with a large green turban attached to it.
Without his grave is the tomb of Rumi’s father, Maulana Bahauddin Valed.
In another room in glass cases, there are handwritten books by Rumi poetry written at various times in the Holy Qur’an, Rumi, and the clothes of his son Sultan Veledo,
hats owned by Rumi and his Murshed Shams Tebriz and others. Below is a prayer room for men and women. The main shrine was built by the Seljuk Emperors, and the main
temple premises were incorporated into the Ottoman sultans and became part of the Rumi Museum.
Rumi left this world on 17 December 1273. This day is remembered every year as his departure from this world and the “wedding with God”. Each year, December 17,
Pilgrims from all over the world come to Konya to respect the great Sufi poet and thirteenth-century saint. They participate in religious rites and are witnesses of
witnesses who live in front of the pilgrims.
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