“What am I to do, for I no longer know myself?” the revered 13th-century poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi once asked. As was his won’t, he was reflecting on humanity and the futility of rigid identities where we all originate from a divine and loving creator. And thankfully he cleared it up quite neatly, concluding: “I have neither a soul nor a body, for I come from the very Soul of all souls.”
Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic intellectual and scholar. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Born in 1207 AD, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. He made use of everyday life’s circumstances to describe the spiritual world. Rumi’s poems have acquired immense popularity, especially among the Persian speakers of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan. Numerous poems written by the great poet have been translated into different languages.
Rumi Foundation was born out of a love for humanity and human dignity, a love we derive from Rumi, his thought, and his teachings as per the Sunnah of Last Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W). We want to share this love to the community to love and share the Akhlaq to all, also you can be with us in this sharing, we will upload Rumi’s poems in several different languages, read them and come to the aid of humanity in our charity.
Our Religious Services
Join the Islamic Center community in celebrating one of the most spiritual uplifting times of year.
Ramadan begins the evening of Friday, May 26, 2017
The RUMI(RFI) Food Pantry is a volunteer-run service program that has been regularly serving the community since 2019.
Due to Covid-19, we encourage the community to drop the food at the RFI Centre. Details will be shared further to follow the Covid-19 safety rulings while serving this cause. Every Saturday morning, food is distributed to about 10-15 local families or homeless. The Food Pantry program has become a beacon for diversity, unity and friendship. We welcome adults, children and interfaith groups wishing to connect and serve.
Donate and Feed the hungry
There are many community outreach, interfaith and volunteer opportunities at the Islamic Center. Please let us know how you’d like to serve the community by emailing [email protected]