By Shams Ghoneim*
This is an opinion piece written for the Press Citizen in coordination with International Programs’ May 7 WorldCanvass program focusing on the Middle East.
Rumi, a Sufi, was a 13th century Muslim Mystical Poet who was born in 1207 in what is today’s Afghanistan. He wrote 60,000 poems before his death in 1273.
His funeral, which lasted 40 days, was attended by Muslims, Jews, Persians, Christians and Greeks.