Khoy to host Third Intl. Conference on Rumi and Shams-i Tabrizi

October 1, 2017

TEHRAN – Scholars from around the world will come together in Khoy, which is home to the tomb of Shams-I Tabrizi, on October 7 and 8 to attend the third International Conference on Rumi and Shams-i Tabrizi. 

Latest studies on Rumi and mentor Shams-i Tabrizi will be discussed at the conference, the secretary of the conference, Yusef Mohammadnejad, said in a press release on Sunday. 

The experts will also hold talks about the cultural and political situations in the formation of the character of Shams, his education, his thoughts and behaviors.

Co-organized by the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies in Khoy and the custodians of the Mausoleum of Shams, top three articles will be awarded at the end of the conference.

Persian poet and mystic Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) Rumi undertook one or two journeys to Syria, during one of which he met the dervish Shams. 

However, he was deeply influenced by Shams during their second visit in Konya on November 30, 1244. 

For months, the two men constantly interacted, and as a result, Rumi neglected his disciples and family, who could not tolerate the close relationship. 

One night in 1247, Shams disappeared forever. This experience turned Rumi into a poet. The Divan of Shams is a true translation of his experiences into poetry.

Photo: A bust of Shams-i Tabrizi near his tomb in Khoy


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