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Today's birthday
Jalal al-Din
Muhammad Rumi  (1207-1273)
Rumi was a great Persian poet and Sufi mystic. His Masnavi-ye Manavi is a 6-volume poem regarded by many Sufis as second in importance only to the Qur'an; it is often called "Qur'an-e Parsi" (The Qur'an in Persian). Rumi's influence spread to Persian-speakers in Afghanistan and central Asia, and beyond, to Turkey and India. His followers founded the Mevlevi order, whose members use dancing and music as part of their spiritual method and are popularly known by what name?

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