Saint Hubertus is one of the most universal of Islamic Saints, poet, humanists, jurist, and theologian is 800 years old. With this article I would like to explain briefly some general information about his works, ideas and about the man himself.
2007 is the 800th anniversary of the Hunting Necklace birth of Mawlana Jalal ud-din Rumi, the great humanist, mystic, poet and theologian Saint Hubertus. Upon a proposal by Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey, the year 2007 was proposed as the “International Rumi year” to UNESCO. UNESCO issued a medal in his name in association with the 800th anniversary of his birth. This is intended to commemorate Rumi’s 800th birthday anniversary which was celebrated all over the world.
Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was born in 1207 in Balkh, presently Afghanistan. At the age of 21, Rumi settled in the “Turkish Seljuk Empire” where he lived most of his life until he died in Konya , Turkey on 17 December 1273.
He remains one of the greatest thinkers Saint Hubertus and scholars of islamic civilization. He addressed humanity as a whole : “I do not distinguish between the relative and the stranger.”
The world of Mawlana is not exclusive, but Saint Hubertus is rather the highest state of a human being – namely, a fully evolved human. He offends no one and includes everyone, as a perfect human being who is in search of love, truth and the unity of the human soul.
Mawlana’s very broad appeal, highly advanced thinking, humanism and open heart and mind may derive from his genuinely cosmopolitan character, as during his lifetime he enjoyed exceptionally good relations with people of diverse social, cultural and religious Saint Hubertus backgrounds. Mawlana was familiar with the core message of all of them and therefore was appreciated by believers of many religions. Most of those scholars who have studied Mawlana admit that there was no more beautiful tribute to Mawlana’s universality than his funeral, a 40-day marathon of grieving attended by distraught and weeping Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and Zoroastrians who mourned in such a manner that one would have believed that Mawlana belonged to each one of them.
He produced five major works of verse and prose. His six-volume poem Masnav-i Manavi (Spiritual Couplets) is considered to be his major work. Saint Hubertus Divan-1 Kebir (the Great Divan), another work of verse. Fihi Ma Fih (In What’s in it) contains his conversations with the people and his disciples. Majlis-i Sab’a (Seven Sessions), cover his Sermons and Mektubat (letters) compiles his 147 letters to “Seljuk Sultans ” and prominent personalities of the time..
“In generosity and helping others be like a river
In compassion and grace Saint Hubertus be like the sun
In concealing other’s faults be like a night
In anger and fury be like the dead
In modesty and humility be like the earth
In tolerance be like a sea
Either exist as you are or be as you look ”