1200 - Bahâ al-Din teaching in Vakhsh up until about 1210 writing his spiritual diaries, the Ma’âref.
1205 - ‘Alâ al-Dinis born, Rumi’s older brother, to Mo’mene Khâtun and Bahâ al-Din
1207 - Rumiis born to Mo’mene Khâtun and Bahâ al-Din
1208 - Dispute with Qâzi of Vakhsh
1212 - Valad family living in Samarqand; Khwârazmshâh lays siege to the city
1216 - Valads leave Khorasan for Baghdad for a host time (less than a month) and then Mecca in March 1217 to perform the Hajj at Mecca
1217 - Traveled from Mecca north and stay in Damascus (Syria) and then onto Malatya in eastern Turkey, in summer of 1217
1218 - Valads leave between November 1217 and March 1218 to Âqshahr near Erzincan and say for four years
1221 - Mongols take Balkh
1222 - Valads in Lârende (Karaman) for seven years
Death of Mo’mene Khâtun, Rumi’s mother (between 1222 and 1229)
1224 - Marriage of Rumi to Gowhar Khâtun
1225 - Birth of ‘Alâ al-Din, Rumi’s first son
1226 - Birth of Sultan Valad (April 25?) Rumi's son
1229 - Family settles permanently in Konya (perhaps first came to the city as early as 1221-2)
1231 - Death of Bahâ al-Din (February 23)
1232 - Arrival of Borhân al-Din in Konya (one of Bahâ al-Din’s first disciples and Rumi’s godfather)
Borhân in Konya and Kayseri, composing Ma’âref
Rumi a student at mainly in Aleppo and also Damascus - religious law and the religious sciences (1232-7)
Borhân directs Rumi's spiritual discipline, including seclusion, fasting and the intensive study and meditation of Bahâ al-Din’s Ma’âref
1237 - Rumi return to Konya as leader of Bahâ al-Din’s school
1240 - Death of Ebn Arabi in Damascus
1241 - Death of Borhân al-Din Mohaqqeq in Kayseri
1242-43 - Rumi’s wife, Gowhar Khâtun, died while the two boys had already been sent off to Damascus to receive a roper education.
Rumi remarried to a widow, Kirrâ Khâtun, who bore him a son, Muzzaffar al-Din Amir ‘Alim Chalabi, and a daughter, Malikah Khâtun
1243 - The Mongols extend their empire to Anatolia
1244 - Arrival of Shams in Konya (November 29) - by 1244, wrote his son Sultan Valad in Secret word, Rumi had ten thousand disciples.
During this period, Rumi takes up samâ and composes lyrical poems
1246 - Shams quits Konya for Syria (March 11)
Rumi stops composing poetry. Resumes with five or six poems after receiving word from Shams
1247 - Return of Shams to Konya (April). Joyful parties are held, Rumi composes new poems
1247 - Shams marries Kimiâ (sometimes between October and December)
1247-48 - Shams disappears from Konya forever (December 3)
At least two trips to Syria or Damascus in search of Shams.
Rumi chooses Salâh al-Din Zarkub (the Goldsmith) as his successor/deputy, which meant that he preached and acted for Rumi as a shaykh to the disciples. With the loss of Shams, Rumi regarded Salâh al-Din as his new spiritual axis. About eighty poems are dedicated to Salâh al-Din
Ghazals composed for Salâh al-Din
1258 - Death of Salâh al-Din Zarkub (December 29) after a long and painful illness.
Husâm al-Din Chalabi begins tenure as Rumi’s deputy, his successor. He was Rumi’s disciple since he was a very young man. Rumi refers to his Masnavi as “Book of Husâm”. Husâm was Rumi’s amanuensis, he wrote down every verse that Rumi composed, recited it back to Rumi and suggested any revisions.
The Mongols conquer Baghdad, the Abbasid capital
1262 - ‘Alâ al-Din, Rumi’s eldest son, dies (mid-September)
The composition of Masnavi begins
1264 - Book 2 of Masnavi begins - it’s resumed after a pause on account of the death of Hosamoddin’s wife.
1273 - Death of Rumi in Konya (December 17)
A Chronology of the Valad Family Through the Death of Rumi
adopted from Rumi: Past and Present, East and West (p. 276)