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Jalāl-ad-dīn Rūmī (1207–1273)

Rūmī, Maulana Jalāl-ad-dīn (rö-mē’). A Persian Súfic poet and philosophic teacher; born at Balkh in Khorásán, Sept. 30, 1207; died on Sept. 17, 1273. His great work is the ‘Masnawí’ or ‘Mathnawí,’—precepts and tales, with comments on the Koran and sayings of the Prophet, comprising between thirty and forty thousand rhymed couplets; composed in honor of the Maulawi sect of dervishes, of which he was the founder. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).