Shams Tabrizi: By Aparna Sharma

Shams-i Tabrizi was a  wandering mystic who became Rumi’s beloved companion.  Rumi had been a sober scholar, teaching law and theology to a small circle of students, but the coming of Shams turned him into a devotee of music, dance, and poetry.

Mevlana Jallal-ud-din Rumi says about his first encounter with Shams: “The God which I have worshiped all my life appeared to me today in human form.” Continue reading