The Big Red Book by Coleman Barks Rumi was born in 1207 to a long line of Islamic scholars and legal counselors on the eastern edge of the Persian Domain in what is present now presently Afghanistan. In arrange to elude the attacking Mongol armed forces of Genghis Khan, his family moved west to a town presently found in Turkey, where he, in the long run, got to be the pioneer of a school of spinning dervishes. It was a critical day in 1244 when he met Shams Tabriz, a wild spiritualist with uncommon endowments and knowledge. The eminent researcher Rumi had found a soul mate and companion who would get to be his otherworldly tutor and scholarly muse. "What I had thought of some time recently as God," Rumi said, "I met nowadays in a human being."