Al Pacino cast in film on Rumi funded by QF

By ahmad

Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi
I just read the below story on the twittersphere, and am very excited by it, so though I'd share. For the those who don't know, Rumi is probably the most famous Sufi poet from the 13th century. He lived most of his life in Anatolia, present day Turkey. His works have been translated into many languages and have influenced literature across the Muslim regions.


Qatar to fund Muzaffar Ali's Rumi biopic

Filmmaker and designer Muzaffar Ali's long-awaited USD 25-million film on the 13th century Sufi saint and poet Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi is finally poised for take off, thanks to funding from the Qatar Foundation run by the wife of the Emir of the Gulf state.

For both Qatar and Ali, the upcoming English-language film titled ' Rumi The Fire of Love', will be the first foray into international movie production, it was announced here on the sidelines of the 61st Cannes Film Festival.

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By anonymous• 7 years 3 weeks ago.

It's quite natural aty old age. He must have lost it like many others. Al Pacino that is.

By EXLegend• 8 years 1 day ago.

i take it to be a new step towards unification within the Muslim world, is it?

By rahsoft• 8 years 2 months ago.

ah... so this is the movie that was coming out of the borrowing of 200 million for a film fund recently

By edifis• 8 years 3 months ago.

It's surely going to be a good movie. I want to watch it right now. How to get a copy?

By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.

There is a vintage saying that

Gulf Arabs teach and learn:-

Of those new to incense fumes*

May one day...surely burn

Nobodies who have come to be

Adapt new talks and new walks

One step forward, two steps back

Dancing Crows masqurade as peacocks

Another saying from Egypt goes:-

Oh Pharoh..Who made Pharoh thee?*

To this Pharoh chuckled with delight

"Who's there? No one put a stop to me!"

T'is I who command the sea and wind

And as a God on earth, I shall strut

All my subjects' blind, bow unto me

And of a grave that awaits, I know not

Take heed from what's written in History

Are not tales, but real examples to learn

Lessons in life to those who decadently

Toss tables that could one day be turned

By Qatarita ;)

Maybe one day this will be made a movies too :D

* adapted from actaual sayings in arabic

By Mandilulur• 8 years 3 months ago.

Lovely! I can't wait to see it.


By tallg• 8 years 3 months ago.


By 000• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Thanks for sharing !


By baloch• 8 years 3 months ago.


Oh, if a tree could wander

and move with foot and wings!

It would not suffer the axe blows

and not the pain of saws!

For would the sun not wander

away in every night ?

How could at ev?ry morning

the world be lighted up?

And if the ocean?s water

would not rise to the sky,

How would the plants be quickened

by streams and gentle rain?

The drop that left its homeland,

the sea, and then returned ?

It found an oyster waiting

and grew into a pearl.

Did Yusaf not leave his father,

in grief and tears and despair?

Did he not, by such a journey,

gain kingdom and fortune wide?

Did not the Prophet travel

to far Medina, friend?

And there he found a new kingdom

and ruled a hundred lands.

You lack a foot to travel?

Then journey into yourself!

And like a mine of rubies

receive the sunbeams? print!

Out of yourself ? such a journey

will lead you to your self,

It leads to transformation

of dust into pure gold!

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