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RŪmĪ, JalĀl Al-DĪn

RŪMĪ, JALĀL AL-DĪN (AH 604–672/1207–1273 CE), Muslim mystic and poet. No Ṣūfī poet has exerted a vaster influence on Muslim East and Christian West than Jalāl al-Dīn, called Mawlānā, or Mawlawī, "our master." His Persian works are considered the most eloquent expression of Islamic mystical thought, and his long mystico-didactic poem, the Mathnavī, has been called "the Qurʾān in the Persian tongue" by the great fifteenth-century poet Jāmī of Herat.

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