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Mawlana Jalal-Uddin Balkhi - Rumi: The Greatest Mystic Poet of All Time

This course will take the learners to a mystical journey of Mawlana Jalal Uddin Muhammad Balkh-Rumi's life and origins as well as his life's work and contemplations. It will clarify the origins and birth place of Mawlana in addition to the highlight of his major life's work. This course is an interactive historical documentary in which the learners will have the opportunity to understand the importance of Mawlana's life's work as well as the story of his controversial and realistic life. The overall objective of this course is to elaborate the highlight of the records of Mawlana in addition to give a brief description of his life's propose as well as the contributions to the literature of not only Persian, but also Arabic, Turkish and Greek languages

Mawlana Jalal-Uddin Balkhi - Rumi: The Greatest Mystic Poet of All Time
This course is archived
Estimated 6 weeks
4–6 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
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About this course

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Mawlana has written and composed most of his works in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek, text in his verses. His Masnavi (Mathnawi), composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia.

According to the UNESCO.ORG The Persian-language poet and philosopher Mawlana Jalal-ud-Din Balkhi-Rumi (Mevlana Celaleddin Belhī Rūmī) was born in 1207 in Balkh, now Afghanistan. He lived most of his life in Konya, in today’s Turkey, where he died in 1273. Author of the renowned Mathnawi or “Rhyming Couplets”, he is considered to be one of the greatest Sufi masters, a peer of the well-known Ibn Arabi and Shams-e Tabrizi. During his lifetime, Mawlana enjoyed especially good relations with people of diverse social, cultural and religious backgrounds. He addressed humanity as a whole: “I do not distinguish between the relative and the stranger.”

Mawlana's poetry has influenced not only Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, as well as the literature of some other Turkish, Iranian, and Indo-Aryan languages including Chagatai, Urdu and Pashto.

At a glance

  • Institution: AfghanX
  • Subject: History
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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After completing this course learners will be able to:

Define the Origins of Mawlana and Mystic Poetry

Understand the heart of Mawlana's Poems

Understand the Life Story of Mawlana

Recall the Highlight of all Mawlana's Records

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