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The Masnavi, Book One (Oxford World's Classics)

by Jalal al-Din Rumi

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Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called "the Koran in Persian." The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and penetrating homilies. Drawing from folk tales as well as sacred history, Rumi's poem is often funny as well as spiritually profound.

Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation of Book One is consistent with the aims of the original work in presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets.

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"Jalaloddin Rumi was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was first and foremost a spiritual teacher. His verses lead the reader along the path of divine love, towards an understanding of the deepest truth that underlies reality. Rumi draws on a vast range of sources, from fables to stories from daily life and religious tradition, to compose a remarkable text, which is a ladder to the spiritual world." "Alan Williams's translation into blank verse conveys the poetry of the original Persian couplets, while his introduction discusses how the modern reader might approach Rumi's writing. This edition also includes notes, a chronology of Rumi's life and further reading."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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