In 672A.H. a strong earthquake shook Qunya and for 40 days thereafter the vibrations were experienced. Maulana used to say that the earth was hungry and wanted a morsel. A few days thereafter Maulana became ill. Some very good physicians were called to treat him but to no avail and without success. On Sunday, the 5th Jamad-as-Thani 672, at the time of sunset, Maulana passed away.
The Janaza left the next morning. Everybody from the King to the poorest soul accompanied the Janaza. People were so emotional that they even broke the coffin in which the body was being transported for the sake of barakat. The Janaza reached the graveyard by the evening. Sheikh Sadruddin (RA.), a mureed of Sheikh Akbar Muhyuddin (RA.) together with his mureeds also followed the Janaza. He was appointed to lead the funeral prayer but as he stood ready to do so, he uttered a cry and fell unconscious. Thereafter, Qadi Sirajudd (RA.) lead the funeral prayers.
In accordance with the wasiyat of Maulana Rumi (R.A.), Hazrat Husamuddin (R.A.) became the Khalifa after him. Maulana left 2 sons; Ala-uddeen Muhammad and Sultan Wala. In 684 A.H., Hazrat Husamuddin (R.A.) also passed away and the next appointed Khalifa was Sultan Wala.
Maulana 'S WRITINCS
Among Maulana 's writings is a compilation of his sayings under the title: IIFeehi maa jeehi". Then there is an anthology of 50 000 couplets which many people mistakenly consider to be the work of Shamsh Tabrezi (R.A.)
The third writing is the 'Mathnavi' through which Maulana is kept alive today in the world. It seems proper at this stage to just mention shortly some of the special features of this most famous work so as to have an insight into it.