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Molavi (Rumi) is a Persian Poet not a Turkish


Jalal-e-Din Mohammad Molavi Rumi was born in 1207 CE at Balkh in the north-eastern provinces of Persia, to a Persian-speaking family. all of his poem is in persian language.

Turkish government claims that he is a Turkish poet and recently I’ve heard that there is a same acclamation about him in Afghanistan!

Everyone who loves culture, poem and literature knows that Mevlana born in Balkh that was historically part of Ancient Persia and currently located in Afghanistan. And also he has been buried in Konya that was either a small part of Ancient Persia, but now in Turkey.

If you try some historical resources and books, you will simply find out that Iran’s frontiers were spread through the world from the Egypt to China. So Turkey, Afghanistan, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Syria and Turkmenistan were all the provinces of Iran with their special archaeological names.

Iran, Greece and Rum were the dominant empires during the era of Mevlana’s life and there were not any kind of today’s geographical divisions between Iran and its states. So Mevlana’s journey from Balkh to Konya was simply such as the travel of an American citizen from New York to Dallas.

But these geographical portions don’t matter to us. The question is about Mevlana’s Persian poems. There is not even a simple couplet of Turkish poem in Masnavi or Divan-e-Shams therefore everyone who loves to read the original texts of Masnavi or other books by Mevlana must learn Persian, the official language of Iran.

With these all, I am not trying to prove that Mevlana is Iranian because of his Persian poems. It is an obvious fact and anyone who uses his mind will recognize it. So there is not any need to blame up struggle in this field!

I think that pretensions by our Afghan and Turk friends about Dual or Triple nationality of this genius Sufi poet, are based just on political satire and media propaganda.

It is accepted that Mevlana belongs to the entire Muslim world and all of his lovers are using of his advice and words of wisdom, but it is not legal and logical to falsify the nationality of someone who is the national symbol of Iran.

Source: causes.com

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