Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century mystic poet, was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. Now, today his presence still remains strong, due in part to how his words seem to drip of the divine, and startle a profound remembrance that links all back to the “Soul-Essence”. He is the most popular poet in the United States. Barely known here only a decade ago, classes on his work have sprouted up on university campuses throughout the country.
The dimensions of Rumi-mania in the United States, if not exactly on the scale of what, say, Beatle-mania was at one time, are nevertheless impressive. Over the last 10 years, say several sources, Rumi has sold more volumes than any other poet in the United States. An Internet search of his name results in more than 800,000 citations. Rumi calendars, coffee mugs, even T-shirts have appeared on college campuses and in bookshops around the country.
We bring you this application in the dedication of this great Sufi poet whose poems are mirror to the paths of soulful ramblings, divinity, mysticism, and have always showered the love on the readers.