Shams and Rumi by Mahmoud Farshchian, 2007

Tehran (IP) - Iran is commemorating National Shams Day to pay tribute to the master and spiritual instructor of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet Mowlana (Mowlavi) Jaleleddin Mohammad Balkhi, aka Rumi in certain countries.

Iran PressIran news: One of the best-known works of Mowlavi is Diwan-i Shams-i Tabriz which is named in honor of his master Shams. The major work is a collection of poems, including couplets, quatrains and ghazals, a form of poetry.

In 2007, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named 2007 as the year of Mowlavi in honor of the Persian poet’s outstanding achievements.

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Commemoration of the national day of Persian poet Mowlana

The International Congress of Shams Tabrizi holds every year in the city of Khoy. In this regard, the 7th International Congress of Shams and Rumi will be held on October 2.

Shams-e Tabrizi (1185–1248) was the spiritual instructor of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Balkhi (Rumi) and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection in particular ‘Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi’ (‘The Works of Shams of Tabriz’). 

Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

September 29th and 30th in Iran are named as the day of commemoration of Shams Tabrizi and Rumi, respectively.


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