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Today is Mevlana Rumi’s birthday. May his light be blessed and continue to shine down upon us. And here are his words about the wondrous birth of his namesake…
The Wedding of Heaven and Earth
The earth has birthed many wondrous children,
but Muhammad has surpassed them all.
Earth and heaven laugh and rejoice,
saying, ‘From our wedding such a king is born!’
Heaven is bursting with joy because of him;
earth has become a lily through his purity.
[Mathnawi IV: 1017-1019, The Rumi Daybook, tr. by Kabir & Camille Helminski]