Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207–1273) was a Persian poet, Sufi mystic, philosopher, and Islamic scholar. He wrote over 65,000 verses on love, life, and spiritual understanding, and his poems still sell millions of copies around the world. Rumi’s work fundamentally shifted the development and perception of Islam through his articulation of the importance of having a spiritual relationship with God and his emphasis on Islam being a “religion of love.”
Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems is a collection of poetry that provides a refuge of quiet clarity very much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.
Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called "the Koran in Persian." The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes.