Tehran, 9/16/2015, IRNA – Second International Ceremony Commemorating Molana Jalaleddin Mohammad Rumi will be held on September 27.
Secretary General of the Second International Congress on Molana Hossein Baher said that ten selected works on the great Iranian poet and mystic including poetry, music, publications, calligraphy, painting and research will be honored during the event.
Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, a number of Majlis Cultural Commission representatives, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf as well as artists and elites will take part in the upcoming ceremony, he said.
Baher further noted that ambassadors of Turkey, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan will also attend the gathering.
Molana is a great Iranian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His influence has transcended national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries.
Molana’s poetry have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the ‘most popular poet’ and the ‘best selling poet’ in the United States, among Muslims.
Rumi’s works have been written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verse. His magnum opus Mathnawi may be considered one of the purest literary glories of the Persian language.