Drops from an Ocean, Short Stories from the Mathnawi for Young & Old,
[A5] Paperback - 70 pages,
by Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi,
Edited by Abdassamad Clarke.
'Drops from an Ocean' by Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
Translated by Abdassamad Clarke.
This book is like little drops of water from the great ocean that is the Mathnawi. In some places it is more literally adapted and in others more faithfully to the essence of the tale. If it has value it is that it will lead the reader to plunge into that astonishing work.
The Mathnawi is known as ''the Qur'an in Persian'' not because it's author seeks to equate it with the Qur'an but because in it he so remarkably expounds the Qur'an. Although the Mathnawi is not a children's book, the stories have the directness and clarity which are a delight to the young; and which will prove to be a treasure-chest of instruction and a great source of wisdom for all.
Recommended for ages 12 and over.Table of Contents
]. Allah the Almighty and the World,
]. Worship of the Heart,
---------How Allah Almighty reproached Prophet Musa, peace be upon him
]. The Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, and the stones,
]. Prophets, leaders and followers,
]. The disbeliever rejects beauty,
]. Seekers and others,
]. Those who make claims,
---------The Peacock of the Highest Heaven,
]. Love of one's land,
]. Knowledge and Opinion,
]. Types of blindness,
---------A dog and a blind dervish,
---------A mule and a camel,
]. Advice and a fool,
]. A prayer for bad people,
]. Unexpected results,
]. Generosity by habit,
]. On being literal,
]. Hair splitting,
]. Allah's Gifts,
]. The Kingdom of the World,
]. Trust in the generous,
]. Death is a door,
]. The gathering of the Last Day.
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