Very rarely do you check in to a Kardashian’s Instastory and not see a Rumi quote. No matter your mood, Rumi has a handy phrase to help you express it through the medium of social media. But who is Rumi anyway?
In the 13th century, Rumi was a wealthy nobleman and scholar, until he met a travelling monk called Shams Al Tabriz. They connected over a love of theological chats and flowery words and spent 3 months locked in Rumi’s house firing ideas and theories around. Rumi developed a passion for love (same) and spent the rest of his life trying to instil, through his poetry, a similiar passion and universal understanding of the power of love in others.