Iran hosts the first international conference on Mowlavi in an attempt to pay tribute to the world-renowned mystic poet, Press TV reports.
Representatives from different countries will exchange views about the influence of Mowlavi on modern man during the two-day event.
Various panel discussion sessions will also be held, discussing a wide range of subjects including ‘Mowlavi’s poetry’, ‘ Mowlavi’s lessons’, ‘influence of Sanaei on Mowlavi ‘ and ‘history of Mowlavi era’.
Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Balkhi, known as Mowlavi, was a 13th century Persian poet, mystic and theologian. He was born in Balkh (now part of Afghanistan) and passed away in Konya, Turkey.
Mowlavi is better known for his six-volume poem Masnavi which is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of both Islamic mysticism and Persian literature.