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Mawlana Rumi

Rumi : The Masnavi, Book 4
Rumi : The Masnavi, Book 4
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Details:  Rumi : The Masnavi, Book IV,
*[A5] Paperback - 276 pages,
by Jalal al-Din Rumi
A New Translation by Jawid Mojaddedi.
Oxford World's Classics Series.

Back in Stock August 2020

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Rumi (Hazrat Mawlana Rume, may Allah be pleased with him) is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi is his masterpiece. Divided into six books and consisting of some 26,000 verses, the poem was designed to convey a message of divine love and unity to the disciples of Rumi's Sufi order, known today as the 'Whirling Dervishes.'

Book Four has a special focus on the mystical knowledge of the spiritual guide, elaborated through stories such as Solomon's inspiration to the Queen of Sheba, and animal fables. 

This is the first complete verse translation of Book Four of the Masnavi. It follows the original by presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets.

The Masnavi is the greatest work by the Persian mystic Rumi,
widely recognised as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and often referred to as 'the Qur'an in Persian'. The translation is based on the best critical edition of the original text, which is in turn based on the most authentic manuscripts. The accompanying introduction and notes make this the ideal introduction to Rumi for the non-specialist reader.

This is the sequel to Jawid Mojaddedi's translations of Book One (2004) and Book Two (2007), Book Three (2013). Book One was the winner of the Lois Roth Prize from the American Institute of Iranian Studies.

'Joking is teaching, so take care to listen -
Don't look at just the joke's form of expression.
To jesters every serious thing's hilarious,
While to the wise hilarious jokes are serious'

Readership : Readers of classic poetry and those interested in Islam; students of Islam, Persian, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Comparative Literature; anyone interested in Rumi, Sufism, Islamic History and Literature. New Age enthusiasts of mysticism.

---Rumi The Masnavi Book 1,
---Rumi The Masnavi Book 2,

Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi, may Allah be pleased with him[d.1207 - 1273 CE

The prominent Persian language poet, thinker and spiritual master, Hazrat Mevlana Jalal al-Din Balkhi-Rumi 'alayhir rahman, was born on the 30th of September 1207 [Common Era] (6th  Rabi ul Awwal 604H) in Balkh, presently Afghanistan. He lived almost all of his life in Konya,  presently Turkey, and died there in 1273CE. Hazrat Mevlana 'alayhir rahman, remains one of  the greatest poet, philosopher, thinker and scholar of Islamic civilisation. 

The most significant and turning point in Mevlana's life is his encounter in 1244 with the  wandering mystic dervish Shams a'l-Din of Tabriz, May Allah be pleased with him. Thence  forward, Mevlana was a changed man, his devotion to his inspiring master Shams a'l-Din  entirely cut him off from his disciples. Because of abuse and threats from the jealous disciples Shams a'l-Din took refuge twice in Damascus, and in 1247 Shams a'l-Din vanished, and it is believed Mevlana's disciples had plotted to kill him.

Mevlana declared that one of his greatest works, the Divan (di'wan), consisting of approximately sixty thousand couplets and one million distiches, was inspired by Shams a'l-Din since Mevlana identified himself with his muse. His other great work, the Mathnawi (Mesnev-i Me'nevi), divided into six books and containing a total of over twenty five thousand couplets record several hundred stories, extracts from the Noble Qur'an, stories about wandering dervishes, biblical stories, all with allegorical and philosophical content.

Mawlana Rume, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, passed away in the year 672 Hijri [1273 Common Era] and his mausoleum in Konya attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year from all corners of the globe.

More Mawlana Rumi books,
Also see Sufism.

*Dimensions : 19.7 x 12.6cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 July, 2020.

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