MevlanaMevlana was born in the city of Belh of the Horasan country which falls within the boundaries of current Afghanistan, on September 30, 1207.
He met the well known Sufi Feridüddin Attar in Nişabur. There, despite his young age Mevlana was noticed by Feridüddin Attar who showed his appreciation and approval of the young man. Sultanü'l - Ulema moved from Nişabur to Baghdat and later took off for Kaaba through Küfe. On his way back from the priglimage he stopped at Damascus and from Damascus he reached Karaman passing through Malatya, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri and Niğde. They settled in the theological school (medrese) built by Subaşı Emir Musa.
Sultanü'l - Ulema and his family who arrived at Karaman in 1222, stayed there for 7 years. There, Mevlana married GevherHatun.During those years the greater part of Anatolia was under the reign of the Seljuk State and Konya was the capital. Hence Konya was bestowed with works of art and artists, and scholars were abundant in the city. In short, Seljuk State headed by AlaeddinKeykubad, was enjoying its most spectacular days. AlaeddinKeykubad invited Sultanü'l - UlemaBahaeddinVeled from Karaman and asked him to settle in Konya.
BahaeddinVeled accepted the invitation of the Sultan and arrived in Konya on May 3, 1228 with his family and friends. Sultan Alaeddin met them with great ceremony and allocated the Altunapa (İplikçi) Medrese (theological school) to their use. Sultanü'l - Ulema died in Konya on January 12, 1231. The rose garden of the Seljuk palace was chosen for his grave and he was buried at the same spot the grave stands today at the Mevlevi lodge which is now used as a museum. When Sultanü'l - Ulema passed away, his students and followers gathered around Mevlana, regarding him as the sole heir of his father. In fact Mevlana had become a great scientific and religous scholar and was sermoning at the İplikçiMedrese. His sermons were drawing large crowds.
Mevlana met Şems-iTebrizi on November 15, 1244. Mevlana found in his character "the existance of absolute maturity" and saw in his face "the spiritual lights of God". However their companionship did not las long as Şems suddenly died. After this death, Mevlana went into long years of seclusion. In later years, SelahaddinZerkubi and HüsameddinÇelebi tried to compansate the loss of Şems-iTebriziMevlana, who summarized his life with the words, "I was raw, cooked and then burned" died on Sunday, December 17,1273. He had willed his burial prayers to be led by SadrettinKonevi. However, SadrettinKonevi was completely shattered with the death of Mevlana whom he loved greatly, and fainted at the ceremony. The prayer was then led by KadıSıraceddin.
"Come, Come who or whatever you areShould you be an unbeliever, a Magian or a pagan still comeOur lodge is not a lodge of despairWith hundred repentions unheeded you may be,still, come"
Seven advice of MEVLANA 1- In generosity and helping others be like a river...2- In compassion and grace be like sun...3- In concealing others' faults be like night…4- In anger and fury be like dead...5- In modesty and humility be like earth...6- In tolerance be like a sea...7- Either exist as you are or be as you look.