Rumi had intercourse with his wife 80 times in a single night and was bi-sexual! Hard to believe, no!
Such are the interesting facts highlighted in a book “A Mirrored Life – The Rumi Novel” written by Rabisankar Bal and translated by Arunava Sinha. Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turkish, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States, among Muslims.
Writer quoted these facts from a counterfeit journal said to be written by real or fake Hussam, he does not know. Hassam’s daily journal was available in Konya. Many people say that Hussamuddin Chalabi had not written this journal. However, it was the work of an anonymous author who passed it off as Hassam’s, the writer has pointed out.
Rumi had made a record of sorts in lovemaking, as he reportedly had sex with his wife, Kira Khatun, 80 times during a single night. This is not all. Rumi also had a homosexual relationship with a darvesh Shamsuddin. Rumi had spent 40 days with darvesh Shamsuddin and was madly in love with him.
These are some of the fables associated with the Sufi saint, whose amazing poetry is enthralling people across the world.