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The Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalāloddin Rumi

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This is a book on Rumi's life, his poetry, his thought, and his influence. Rumi's work forms one of the pillars of the Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi order, better known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. In this book Rumi emerges not only as a spiritual master, but also as a fully human being grounded firmly in the Koran and in classical Islamic mysticism.

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Published July 1st 1993 by State University of New York Press (first published 1978)
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♥ Ibrahim ♥

As I read this book amongst several other books on Islamic mysticism, I reflect on how much I have and there are others who have nothing. There are Muslims, no less than one billion Muslims, who acknowledge God as a Creator and a Judge but also inspires them to fear and terror. In Islam, God has 99 attributes of his Divine Name and one of them is al-mutakabir المتكبر i.e. the Arrogant One, and a Muslim is to approach him as a slave عبد full of fear and insecurity in his presence. The Psalmist wo
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Aug 25, 2007 Saalikah van Minangkabau rated it it was amazing
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I have not read this book in its entirety, yet I rated it five for its excellent section on Rumi's theology.

If you have been reading a lot of philosophy books and find yourself frustrated at the transiency of truth (small t) approached from strictly rational perspective (Foucault give up on philosophy and history and invented genealogy, didn't he?), reading Rumi's Theology chapter in this book may grant you relief: Truth can only be found through Divine Revelation.

Schimmel's narration on Rumi's
Oct 23, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it
Excellent. Wealth of backgroubd info as well
as in depth analyis of images, sources, theology, impact
and more. Her style is elegant but not flowery ,
facile- conveys a sense of depth and understanding
of a rich material.
be in ketab aslan nemishe setare dad!man taghriban har ketabi ke dastam biad va dar morede shams va molana bashe ro too hava mighapam!in khanoome shimel bazi jaha,chizae gofte ke maloom nist az koja dar ovorde!albate hamishe injoori nist.vali khob hameye harfash ghabele etemad nist!
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ال صفحة الأخيرة تستحق القراءة . والعكس صحيح

لم يعجبني ترجمة الشعر لانه فقد قيمته وسوف تلاحظ ذلك وهذا مما ضعف الكتاب

وبشكل عام سيرة مولانا جلال الدين هي من أعطت الكتاب الأهمية فقطى
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(Arabic: آنا ماري شيمل)

was a well known and very influential German Orientalist and scholar, who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. She was a professor at Harvard University from 1967 to 1992.
مستشرقة المانية ولدت في مدينة إرفورت بوسط ألمانيا لعائلة بروتستانتية تنتمي إلى الطبقة الوسطى..في عام 1939 نزحت مع الأسرة إلى برلين وفيها بدأت دراستها الجامعية للأستشراق. وبعد عام واحد بدأت العمل على رس
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“عندما ذهبتُ إلى تبريز، تحدثتُ مع شمس الدين
دون حروف مئاتِ الأحاديث، في الوحده الإلهية”
“العشاقُ الذين يموتون عارفين
يموتون أمام المعشوق كالسكر
يذوبون تدريجياً في الحلاوة الابدية للحق سبحانه، ثم:
أيتها الطيورٌ التي أنتِ الان بعيدة عن قفصك،
اكشفي مرة أخرى عن وجهك، وقولي: أين أنت؟
يا أيها الذين وُلدتم عندما وصلتم إلى الموت
هذه ولادةٌ ثانيه - اولدوا، اولدوا

مولانا جلال الدين الرومي”
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