Mystical Poems of Rumi

Though Arberry did not publish on Rumi while Nicholson was still alive, during his twenty-year career at Cambridge he devoted much of his scholarly efforts ...

Mystical Poems of Rumi

Mystical Poems of Rumi

My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it imagining it is fresh, it is necessary to conjure up many images. What you drink is really your own imagination; it is no old tale, my good man. Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207–73), legendary Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed through the centuries for their powerful spiritual images and provocative content, which often described Rumi’s love for God in romantic or erotic terms. His vast body of work includes more than three thousand lyrics and odes. This volume includes four hundred poems selected by renowned Rumi scholar A. J. Arberry, who provides here one of the most comprehensive and adept English translations of this enigmatic genius. Mystical Poems is the definitive resource for anyone seeking an introduction to or an enriched understanding of one of the world’s greatest poets. “Rumi is one of the world’s greatest lyrical poets in any language—as well as probably the most accessible and approachable representative of Islamic civilization for Western students.”—James W. Morris, Oberlin College

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Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Jalal al-Din Rumi
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Şefik Can
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Tughra Books

This work attempts to present Rumi to the English-speaking world and to shed light on his life as seen from within the Islamic mystical tradition. The knowledge presented in this work comes from Sefik Can, a great expert of Rumi and who used to be the highest authority, Sertariq, of
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rumi Meditations
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Yahiya Emerick
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-05 - Publisher: Penguin

Discover moving meditation with one of today's top-selling poets. Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi theologian and poet who spoke of love, unity with God, and spiritual growth. Rumi and his followers, known as the Whirling Dervishes, employed music, poetry, and dance to become closer to God. This guide brings the
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Language: en
Pages: 31
Authors: Yahiya Emerick
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Presents a life of the thirteenth-century Sufi poet, describing his youth in Afghanistan and Turkey, the importance of the three years he spent with his spiritual teacher, his poetry, and his final transformation into a mystic.
Rumi and Islam
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Ibrahim Gamard
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01 - Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

Offers a new way of thinking about Rumi's poetry, focusing on Rumi's place within the Sufi tradition of Islam and providing readers with an image of the mystical side of the religion-one that has love of God at its core and sublime wisdom teachings as its pathways.

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