The unique Persian mystic and poet Mevlana Djellalledin Rumi lived in the 12th century in the region of present-day central Anatolia, which became his new native country after long odysseys fleeing from the Mongolians. Meanwhile Rumi is well-known all over the world and his poems, which have been translated into many other languages, convey a deeply human, yet spiritual dimension, going beyond their indisputable literary significance.
That is why Rumi’s poetry is not just a summary of mystical theories, but a spontaneous expression of personal experiences, containing an important message for modern mankind. Mohammad’s compositions tell about this message with meditative sound patterns as well as ecstatic rhythms.
Rumi’s poems developed from being in a condition of both consciousness, presence and ecstasy as a spontaneous manifestation of mystical experiences, as a complete fusion between creator and creation, between lover and beloved.
One of the main themes of Mevlana’s poetry is the eternal duality, the inner conflict of our existence, the vacillation between opposites (heaven and hell, man and woman, right and wrong,...) and the search for harmony between these extremes. Rumi realized the difficulty to find both worlds in himself and the possibility to unite them.
Mystics like Rumi were able to experience, in a state of mystical contemplation, a sphere unknown to our normal consciousness, allowing them a profound and eternal insight into the whole creation and hence into themselves.
Rumi’s poems are often rhythms that become language, carrying the seeds of melody already in their words. We believe that music is the best way to keep Rumi’s knowledge and insight alive, as sounds speak a multicultural language, which is heard and understood by all people with an open heart.
May our music help Rumi’s words find their way into many people’s hearts and thus contribute to keeping peace in the world.
Mohammad and Christa Eghbal/ AHURA