Rumi’s Nuptial Night – Dec. 17, 1273

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

On December 17th, 1273 AD, Mevlana Jalal al-din Rumi died at Konya. The 17th of December is thus called Sheb-i Arus, meaning ‘Bride’s Night” or ‘Nuptial Night’ or ‘Wedding Night,’ because of the union of Mevlana with God. As Rumi’s epitaph states:

‘When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men.’

Rumi was a universally loved genius, one of the greatest servants of humanity, founder of the Mevlevi Sufi Brotherhood, his poetry and doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness and charity, and awareness through love. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has reached men of all sects and creeds.

Love and imagination are magicians

Who create an image of the Beloved in your mind

With which you share your secret intimate moments.

This apparition is made of nothing at all,

But from its mouth comes the question,

“Am I not your Loved One?”

And from you the soft reply, “Yes. Yes. Yes.”

~ Rumi ~

Inna lillahi wa-inna ilayi raji’un.
(We belong to God and to God are we returning)

Ya Haqq!

10 Responses to Rumi’s Nuptial Night – Dec. 17, 1273

  1. Maithri says:

    Dearest Brother Irving,

    These words make my thoughts break my bonds….and I find myself melting into oneness.

    You share the light of love so gracefully dear brother…. You, like Rumi, are full of the unbridled love of God….

    May we all follow this example and let our loving break down the walls we have erected in our minds which keep us from one another,

    I pray that you and your family are blessed with all things true and beautiful,

    With love,


  2. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Irving bhai,

    God bless you for this. May Allah bless the beloved soul of Hazret-i-Pir Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

  3. Zed says:

    With Rumi, I’ve always felt as though I were a child in the company of a great wise and loving father, clothed in a kings robes. And though a king, he has no hesitation in sitting in the dust with me and laughing, telling stories and easeing my heart with the most natural of smiles and warmth.
    The work that moved through him, no matter your state or station will always be the kindest face of he Beloved.

    We should all aspire to be such a heart.

    Thank for this post brother Irving.


  4. Redwan Ahmed says:

    Inna lillahi wa-inna ilayi raji’un.
    (We belong to God and to God are we returning)

  5. Ruth says:

    I love Rumi’s poetry. Like all really good poetry it is timeless and speaks directly to the soul.

  6. utp says:

    I really missed you my friend…I am glad you are still at it…GREAT POST…

  7. Shahrzad says:

    Rumi is one of my favorite poets. There is a book, Kimia Khatoon, about his real life which has always been eclipsed by the mystical aspects of his life.

    I think there is an english translation of book too. It’s so interesting and good book.. :)

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  10. Daanish says:

    Great thoughts,please read my blog:

    This one wrote before attending Rumi night!
    May all your dream become reality in a heathy 1430/2009,

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