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The Life and Work of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

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The work begins with a description and analysis of the conditions existing in the thirteenth century Persia. It then analyses the formative period of Rumi's life and his change from the writing of prose to mystical poetry in middle age.
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published July 1st 1984 by Octagon Press, Limited (first published 1956)
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Jibran
The Miracle of the Muse.

The other day I was rearranging my books from a decade ago stored in cardboard for want of space when I spotted this paperback coated with dust gathered during all the years I had been away from home. A sudden rush of nostalgia dimmed by senses. This book represents my initiation into Rumian studies that led me to further readings, including the undertaking of the grueling (but extremely rewarding) task of reading through the whole of The Mathnawi , which was translated i
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Mehwish Mughal
Nov 28, 2015 Mehwish Mughal rated it it was amazing
Jibran's review does justice to this book. Please read it!

My thoughts about the book, which at best can be explained as an immature summary

The best in-depth analysis that I have read about Rumi's life, his inspiration and his work.
Afzal Iqbal starts with describing the geopolitical conditions in which Rumi found himself, dedicating a whole chapter to it.
The next part talks about Rumi's education under his father and his mentors. Chapter 3 and 4 introduces Shams-i-Tabriz and his impact on R
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Jibran's review does justice to this book. Please read it! My summary which at best can be explained as an immature summary The best in-depth analysis that I have read about Rumi's life, his inspiration and his work. Afzal Iqbal starts with describing the geopolitical conditions in which Rumi found himself, dedicating a whole chapter to it. The next part talks about Rumi's education under his father and his mentors. Chapter 3 and 4 introduces Shams-i-Tabriz and his impact on Rumi. Chapter 5 and ...more
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Apr 23, 2016 Risha rated it liked it
Still wondering if I'm game enough for 'Mathnawi', though :\
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