Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
You may have come across Rumi’s quotes like the one above.
If you enjoy poetry you might have even read some of his poems.
Rumi was a 13th Century poet who lived in different parts of the Persian Empire which included present day Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey. He was a mystic, a philosopher and top Islamic Scholar of his time.
But he’s most popularly known for his timeless Poetry that sprang from his yearning for the Divine.
What is astonishing is that he’s the best selling poet in America. Even outselling giants of English literature like Shakespeare.
How is it that the works of a 13th Century Persian Poet becomes one of the most widely read in the Western world?
What is it about Rumi, that makes him so popular?
While working on our upcoming book Sufi Comics Rumi, we researched more about this great mystic.
This led us to these 5 reasons why Rumi is so popular.
Here they are: