Shams Tabrizi

Shams Tabrizi

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Occupation: Mendicant, fakir, poet

Biography: Shams-i-Tabrīzī or Shams al-Din Mohammad was an Iranian Muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī. Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus.

Source/Notes: Me & Rumi translated by William C. Chittick from Maqalat-i Shams-i Tabrizi.
Source/Notes: Me & Rumi translated by William C. Chittick from Maqalat-i Shams-i Tabrizi.

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Source/Notes: Me & Rumi translated by William C. Chittick from Maqalat-i Shams-i Tabrizi.
Source/Notes: Me & Rumi translated by William C. Chittick from Maqalat-i Shams-i Tabrizi.