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    Tamam-i-Alam Mast

    A Maulana Rumi Poetry Recital & Exhibition

    Curated by: Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts, Lahore.

    28 May - 8 June 2015

     

    'Rumi had been a sober scholar, teaching law and theology to a small circle of students, but the coming of Shams turned him into a devotee of music, dance, and poetry. Three years after Shams's appearance out of nowhere, he abruptly vanished, never to be seen again. It was Rumi's longing for the lost Shams that transformed him into one of the world's greatest poets. Rumi immortalized Shams's name by constantly celebrating him in his poetry as the embodiment of the divine beloved.'

     

    Annemarie Schimmel,

    Foreword to William C. Chittick,

    Me & Rumi - The Autobiography of Shams-i-Tabrizi


     

    The exhibition Tamam-i-Alam Mast celebrates the poetry and person of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi. The pieces in this exhibition are based upon four Ghazals from Rumi's Divan-i-Shams-i-Tabrizi (named after his spiritual master) and calligraphic compositions from Rumi's tomb in Konya.

     

    Calligraphy & Illumination by Irfan Ahmed Qureshi, Founding member and Director of Calligraphy & Illumination at Hast-o-Neest, Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts, Lahore.