Mevlâna Celâleddîn-i Rûmî (مولانا جلال الدين رومي) was born Hüseyin in 30th of September 1207 in Belh, Afghanistan. He died in 17th of December 1273 in Konya, Turkey. His ethnicity is not exactly known, yet there are discussions between historians that he was of Persian, Turkish and Tajik heritage. He is a well-known Islamic philosopher and religious leader. His teachings were about love and Islam. Rumi is the founder of Mevlevîyyeh, the order that went by his teachings. He has a book with his seven teachings, Mecalis-i Seba. The seven teachings are, 'In generosity and helping others be like a river.','In compassion and grace be like the sun.','In concealing others' faults be like the night.','In anger and fury be like the dead.','In modesty and humility be like the earth.','In tolerence be like the sea.','Either appear as you are or be as you look.'
He was a very Brown, very Muslim man and it would be disrespect to him and his teachings if a white non-Muslim portrays him.
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