From Shakhsiyat Astofiqni.
“[Rumi] applied literature to Sufism, then he applied his literature of Sufism to what he knew about Islam, especially jurisprudence for he was a great Hanafi jurist. Afterwhich, he applied Islamic philosophy to giving victory to Islamic Law and defending the creed of the pious ancestors.”
What this implies is that Mawlana Jalaludin Rumi was an orthodox scholar according to one of the top scholars of Damascus, and by implication, the world, that he was not the unorthodox scholar many people, Muslims and orientalists alike, believed them to be. I just thought I’d throw that out.