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Moulana Jalaalud Deen Rumi (1207-1273)




Come, no matter what you are,
Whether atheist or sun worshipper.
Whether you’ve backslid a thousand times,
Come, no matter what you are.


Immigrated from Belkh, he got familiar with doctrines of visited places such as Mecca, Medina, Nishabur, Aleppo, Baghdat and Damascus. After Karaman visit he came to Konya and settled there. He is known as Moulana (our master) in the East and as Rumi (Anatolia) in the West.


Moulana as known as Rumi was born in the city of Belkh where it is now in border of Afghanistan in 1207 as a son of Sultânü’l-Ulema- Sultan of the Scholars Muhammed Bahaeddîn Veled and Mümine Hatun. When Rumi had immigrated from Belkh, he got familiar with doctrines of visited places such as Mecca, Medina, Nishabur, Aleppo, Baghdat and Damascus.


After Karaman visit he came to Konya and settled there. He is known as Moulana (our master) in the East and as Rumi (Anatolia) in the West.


Rumi studied with the great scholar and Sufi Burhaneddin in Konya. Rumi’s discipline was focused on divine love, consciousness of Allah and tolerance which are the foundations of Sufism.


“Everyone became my friend from his own opinion; none sought out my secrets from within me”


Rumi met great thinker Shems-i Tebrizi in 1244 Shems-i Tebrizi who enlightened spiritually and matured Rumi. He had an important role in the life of Rumi and Rumi’s ideas that spread around the world, leaves a deep impression. They focused on divine discussions together, spent their times in divine talks and opened their hearts with Sema rituals. When Rumi’s friends and students became jealous, Shems went to Damascus. Rumi felt very deep grief after Shems leaving. According to the many sources his son Sultan Veled brought back Shems from Damascus. Besides that jealousy arose once again caused to Shems dissapearances. Did he leave the city or was he murdered, all questions about his dissapearance still remains a mystery.


Rumi died in 1273 in Konya where he had spent most of his life and studied all his works and where his tomb lies today.


When Rumi passed away at the age of 66, he had left worldwide known works as Mathnawi, Divan-ı Kebir, Mecalis-i Seba, Mekt and Fihi ma fih behind. In the year 2007 was appointed as the year of Moulana by UNESCO because of his 800th birthday anniversary. By this announcement lots of events had been organised for memorialise Rumi.


Mathnawi as known as Masnavi is a book of poetry that each amount to about 25,000 verses. Rumi’s Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem and a monument of spiritual wisdom. Masnavi which expresses intelligent spirit, love of God and mysticism, was written in couplets and collected into six large volumes.


Different verses from this great masterpiece:
“The one who realizes his own fault matures very fast.”
“A tap in the house is better than a river outside.”
“ The one boiled with sweets will be sweet and the one kneaded with bitter will be bitter.”
“Human being sold himself for a low price, he was precious cloth but became a patch for a cloak.”
“The one who gets rid of immaturity and gets mature will not spoil forever.”
“The one who doesn’t make friend with the good, will certainly be with the bad.”
“The seeker will eventually find what has been looking for whether he goes fast or slow.”
“There are so many people who don’t know they are in the river and ask for water from others.”
Rumi’s 7 Advices are known as:
In generosity and helping others be like a river.
In compassion and grace be like the sun.
In concealing others’ faults be like the night.
In anger and fury be like the dead.
In modesty and humility be like the earth.
In tolerance be like a sea.
Either exist as you are or be as you look.

Al Fatihah for his Great soul


Written By: Murat Mert

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On the first day of the World Cup, it was announced that 558 non-believers were granted with Islam.
Let’s see what Qatar did for the ones who go there.

1) Alcohol and LGBT propaganda is forbidden. The catalogues that inform people about Islam are placed on every chair in 8 languages.

2) The short hadiths of our Efendi (PBUH) are being shown at the hotels and stadiums. Besides, the introduction of Islam is renewed with words from Kuran via QR codes, again in 8 languages.

3) The muazzins were replaced with the ones who had a better voice. They started making announcements at the stadiums for azan to be heard.

In addition, a team of 2,000 people started the Invitation to Islam project under the name of Qatar Guest Center, with the allocation of 10 mobile vehicles and 10 special tents.

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Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

A man has just returned home, messed up, after hiding forever what was a total disgrace to him, no mercy for an innocent tiny heart, gasping for breath till it can gasp no more under all that soil he had just dug as she smiled and giggled thinking he was playing a game with her. Her crime? Being a female.

A woman in labour pain, after carrying her precious baby in her womb for 9 months, oh such anxiety adding to the pain, will it be a respected male, or a loathed female? Ya Rabbi, it is a girl! Oh no! How can I keep my baby alive? the only way now is to send her away to be cared for by someone else and to say my baby has died.

A bet has just been lost with no more wealth to pay for the losses. The solution? the wife will now be traded.
The parents of this child have passed on, let’s distribute the inheritance to this only child of their’s. Oh wait, it is a girl? Haha, we can get richer now! Not just the money but even she is ours now.
Those were days that just having the wrong identity was a nightmare to live through.
It is amidst this very same darkness that such light emerges, that spared no one around! Not the weak elderly or the helpless children, nor the orphans and even the ‘worthless in their sight’ women.

“..The best of you are the those who are best to their wives”,
“I and the one who takes care of two daughters until they reach maturity, will be like this on the day of Qiyaamah,’’ and he then joined his fingers together.
“One who sees to the needs of the widow and the needy is like a Mujahid in the path of Allah.”
“A man asked, ‘’O Rasulullah, who is most deserving of my kind companionship? He reolied, “Your mother”, (three times).”
..are words so foreign at the time, yet conveyed strongly and repeatedly in different ways and occasions, by a man so pure, a model of justness and kindess, Rahmatul lil ‘Aalameen- a mercy to the entire humanity, our beloved Prophet Muhammed SAW.
As we try to look at his Mubaarak excellent model, we can only cover a drop in the vast ocean in the numerous occasions of Rasulullah’s SAW most kind, caring and tolerant character with a gender which was so frowned upon.

Right down to a little girl who Rasulullah SAW once described as ‘the one he loves most’, when saying who he will hand over a necklace to, his beloved granddaughter, Umaamah R.A, the daughter of Zainub R.A, whom he calls and so gently places the necklaces around her neck. Not forgetting the times Rasulullah SAW, the leader of both worlds, would be leading the illustrious Sahabah R.A in salaah and yet on his Mubarak back sat his beloved granddaughter, little Umaamah R.A, as he read.

A man with the biggest responsibility anyone could ever have, that of conveying the guidance for humanity till Qiyaamah, who could have a more valid excuse for being busy, yet he has time to have races with his beloved wife , stand with her as she watches the abyssinians playing with their shields and spears, until she is fully satisfied , stopping an entire caravan among whom are most senior Sahabah R.A, for what reason? Because of a necklace of his blessed wife getting lost, and to appease her distress and allow time to search for it even though it was even in the middle of the desert.

“Glass vessels” is the most beautiful description that our beloved Rasulullah SAW so caringly chose when saying to the slave who sang his song, causing the camels to move faster, on which was Our beloved mothers, the blessed wives of Rasulullah SAW and the wives of the blessed Sahabah R.A.
“Becareful, Oh Anjashah! The camels you are driving are carrying glass vessels”, or as another narration has, “Be more gentle, Oh Anjashah; be careful of the glass vessels.”

Oh how extremely merciful was our beloved Prophet SAW. Never did he ever raise his hand on any woman, be it from his family or even a slave. But on the contrary he would even share in their chores, never considering it below his dignity.
Showing such love right upto even eating in the same utensil with his wives, and even eating from the same bone, and drinking from the same side of the cup that his wife drank from! When the Azwaje Mutahharaat was in menstruation, then too, Rasulullah SAW would embrace them

And love so loyal, that no matter how many years may have passed on, the support and help from his beloved Khadija R.A he never ever forgot, so much so that Ayesha R.A would begin to feel jealous, even though Khadija R.A was no longer among them. Loyalty extending so far that even to the relatives and friends of his beloved Khadija R.A was honour shown, gifts given and kind treatment carried out.

With his mammoth task, appeared many enemies too. Rasulullah SAW having to leave his home many times on many different occasions.
On one such occasion, it was a tough battle. Many enemies have been defeated. The blessed Prophet returns to his home city, and after visiting the house of Allah, to his beloved daughter Fathima R.A he goes, whom he would visit first, not just this time but after every return home. When she would visit him, he would stand up to kiss her and welcome her and make her sit next to him.(tirmidhi) and expressed such love for her saying, “Fathima is a part of me, whoever makes her angry, makes me angry.”

The love and kindness of Rasulullah SAW spread even to non family members, wether it be when the little slave girl would hold his Mubaarak hand, pulling him along with her wherever she wanted to go and the Merciful Prophet, our Rasulullah SAW following.
Or any women coming with any complaint or problem, not leaving except satisfied with the assistance of Rasulullah SAW.

Every action done for Rasulullah SAW, even by women never went unappreciated and the bravery of even women was acknowledged, like when Rasulullah SAW, talking about a Sahabiyyah R.A said, “Whenever I turned left or right on the day of the battle of Uhud, I always saw her (Umm ‘Ammarah) fighting in my defense.”. And commending her on her bravery as she urges her wounded son, after bandaging his wound, “Go and fight the people, my son till your last breath!”, the Prophet ﷺ says to her, “Who can endure what you can endure, Umm Ammarah!”.

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