World’s first postage stamp of Rumi published

The first postage stamp with the picture of Rumi has been published by Syria, to be followed by Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan by end of March 2006.

Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi, also known as Mowlana (1207-1273 CE), is a Persian poet famous all around the world for his mystic Sufi words, focused on unity, and the longing to reunite with the primal root. His major work Masnavi Manavi is still a favorite among not only Iranians but many people around the world, inspiring artists, poets, writers, philosophers, and his general public followers from every generation.

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