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The Hundred Tales of Wisdom

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Life, teachings and miracles of Julaludin Rumi from Aflaki's Munaqib, together with certain important stories from Rumi's works, traditionally known as ʻThe Hundred tales of wisdom' -

The tales, anecdotes and narratives in this collection are used in Sufi schools for the development of insights beyond ordinary perceptions. Although the number 100 is used in the title, in Id
Hardcover, 6 pages
Published December 31st 1978 by Octagon Press, Limited (first published 1978)
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Kevan Bowkett
This volume is Idries Shah's translation from the Persian of 'The Hundred Tales of Wisdom,' which contains material about the life of the great 13th-century Sufi Jalaludin Rumi, from Aflaki's Munaqib, as well as certain tales and passages from Rumi's works. The book includes stories of wonders associated with Rumi, but it does not appear that their point is to dazzle the reader, still less to 'convert' him or her. Rather, as the text itself says, these materials are 'used in Sufi schools for the ...more
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The tales rest heavily upon the hagiography of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, which is laid on thick at the start; and when one peels that away then there isn’t much to them. Overall, I found the parabolic tales disappointing.
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Profile in Farsi: مولوی

Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: مولانا جلال الدین محمد رومی), also known as Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Balḫī (Persian: محمد بلخى) or Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi, but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi , was a 13th century Persian (Tādjīk) poet, Islamic jurist, and theologian. Rumi is a descriptive name meaning "the Roman" since he lived most pa
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