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Despite Rumi's (d. 1273) recent emergence as a best-selling poet in the English-speaking world, fundamental questions about his teachings, such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to the wider Islamic religion, remain contested. In this groundbreaking study, Jawid Mojaddedi reaches to the heart of the matter by examining Rumi's teachings on walaya (Friendship with ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published June 8th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Jawid Mojaddedi is known world-wide as a Rumi expert. He has published several books, including translations of Rumi's longest poem, known as the Masnavi, into simple English. The Masnavi: Book One was published in 2004 and was awarded the Lois Roth Prize for excellence in translation of Persian literature by the American Institute of Iranian Studies. The Masnavi: Book Two was published in 2007. - ...more
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