The Modern Spirituality of the Educational Thoughts of Mowlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī

  • Dr. Zainab Amin Assistant Professor Department of Islamaiyt Women University, Peshawar
  • Dr.Farhat Associate Professor, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.
  • Zishan Ahmad Ph.D. Scholar, Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology ,Peshawar
Keywords: Overview, Mowlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī Educational Thoughts


The role played by Islamic scholars from the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to the present day in guiding them to the right path of knowledge and making it a constructive and useful source of faith may be found in other religions. Among them is Mowlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn  Rūmī, who has played an important role in making knowledge a purposeful, useful and means of reaching Allah. Mowlānā Rūmī is perhaps the only person in the scientific history of Islam who has equal access to both external and internal sciences. He was as great a scholar of religion and jurisprudence as he was in his time. As a religious scholar, his scholarly prowess was such that when a problem could not be solved by anyone, he would eventually be brought to his service and he would solve it in a few moments. Knowledge and education have a special place in the thoughts of Mowlānā, by studying which we can clearly know the importance and greatness of knowledge. What should be the knowledge? What should be the method of teaching? According to Mowlānā, knowledge is like an endless sea and the seeker of knowledge dives into these seas. If a student lives for thousands of years, he will still not be able to make ends meet. That there are no two hungry heads, one seeking the development of the world and the other, the other seeking knowledge and its means.

Knowledge and wisdom are obtained from lawful sustenance. If knowledge is used to fulfill the material needs of the self, then Islam proves to be fatal for humanity. And if this power is acquired for the attainment of pure spiritual goals, then it proves to be a reliable companion of man. In other words, in order to become a true scholar, it is necessary for Mowlānā to follow these conditions. Suppressing one's desires, becoming accustomed to hard work, overcoming the fear of life, judging religion as a precedent over the world, seeking the unknown and gaining knowledge, conveying it to others, attaining knowledge Are the basic condition. We can see a glimpse of the important role of teachers in education in Mowlānā Rumi's thoughts. There is a need to study Mowlānā Rumi's educational ideas in modern times.