From the Garden of the Mathnawi,
Tears of the Heart - Rumi Selections,
[A5] Paperback - 248 pages,
Compiled by Osman Nuri Topbas,
Translated by Sencer Ecer & Abdullah Penman,
Published by Erkam Publications,
:The Tears of the Heart
is a compilation of the timeless truths of the Mathnawi
. The work elucidates the parables carefully chosen from the Mathnawi
in light of the Qur'an and Sunnah
, filtered through the vast ocean of the heart. These parables help one gain acquaintance with his own ego, acknowledge his Creator and penetrate into the truth of matter.
Dear Readers, The contents of this book, which I present with the title ‘The Garden of the Mathnawi’, is as a bouquet of tulips enlivened with a fire of Love in a jug of water gathered from the elixir of the spring of the heart which resides in the gardens of the friends of Allah.
I pray to my Lord that this bouquet of tulips and jug of water may too inspire burnings and longings in our hearts, leading ultimately to an outpouring of the spring of Zamzam
water in the gardens of our hearts. Using this opportunity, I would like to make a request from you:
Please read the Fatiha (the Opening Chapter of the Qur’an) and send the divine reward (Esaale Thawaab) gained from it as a spiritual gift to the souls of Prophet Muhammad, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, His Companions, all the Friends of Allah (Awliya-Allah), particularly Rumi the King of Hearts, as well as to the soul of the spring of blessing, Aziz Mahmud Hudai, and also to Musa Efendi from whose spiritual teachings we have all benefited.
May Allah make the last moment of our life a Shab-i Arus
(i.e.Wedding Night). Success comes from Allah alone. ---Osman Nuri Topbas, Istanbul
Table of Contents
---Rumi, Shams and Shab-i Arus
---An Urn of Water,
---From the Mirror of the Heart,
---You May Hurt Layla
---The Guardian of Layla's
---The Lie in the Mirror,
---Love and Hatred,
---Being Blessed with Mercy,
---Be a Human, a Human!
---The Charity of the Oppressor,
---From Captivity to Freedom,
---The Wisdom Behind the Existence of the Ego,
---The Wall of Existence,