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Rumi and Islam: Selections from His Stories, Poems, and Discourses Annotated & Explained

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Discover the richness of Rumi's spiritual tradition through facing-page commentary that brings his writings to life for you.

"This book you are now holding is a selection of what I believe are the best of Rumi s accounts of the compassionate actions, sayings, and qualities of the Prophet, which include Rumi s own inspired comments and explanations. It is my hope that you wi
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Paperback, 206 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published 2004)
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Miroku Nemeth
Jul 22, 2011 Miroku Nemeth rated it it was amazing
"Ibrahim Gamardâs Rumi and Islam is a book whose need now cannot be overestimated. Rumi has been the best-selling poet in America for decades, but his works are most often misunderstood either by the translators/poets or the readers. Whether the translators/poets do this due to ignorance of the profoundly deep context of great Islamic scholarship that Rumi arose from or as a deliberate attempt to misguide others away from this Islamic context to a saccharine new age politically correct alternati ...more
Sunshine Jeremiah
There are many translations of Rumi's work. Most fail to mention that Rumi's beloved that he writes about is God/Allah. This text translates some of his poetry and stories and illustrates their religious relevance to Islam. It contains a side by side annotation of meaning in context with how the text would matter in context.

Written by an American Sufi it is designed to help english speaking audiences understand and appreciate the text. I have met the translator and the love and care that he put
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Ruhat alp
Oct 25, 2013 Ruhat alp rated it it was amazing
"Die before your death”
HZ.MUHAMMED
to die is to meet with truth
Humankind is imprisoned in the cage of the body in this world and surrounded with it's needs, salvation can only be possible with voluntary death. Every desire or ambition and every aptitude would return to him as agitation. But for a dead person there is no danger.for this reason people should voluntarily die a spiritual death so that they can then gain their salvation and freedom.
Zafirah Muhammad
Aug 05, 2012 Zafirah Muhammad rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the stories of our beloved prophet. His way of speacking about him lets you know that he loved him dearly. I would have liked more references of where the stories came from but other than that a great refective book.
Lamiaa Rizwan
Apr 20, 2011 Lamiaa Rizwan rated it it was amazing
Moving me to the extent that I cant stop crying at times!!
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet in the United States.

His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the l
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