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Jalan Cinta Sang Sufi: Ajaran-Ajaran Spiritual Jalaluddin Rumi

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This is the most accessible work in English on the greatest mystical poet of Islam.
Paperback, 589 pages
Published February 2001 by Qalam (first published 1983)
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Tim
Past often appropriated quotes from Rumi, it was this book along with the Mathanawi that truly introduced me to Rumi a few years ago. A spiritual mentor had taken me through part of the Mathnawi, plus the writings of Chittick, which in turn opened me to the teachings of Ibn Al-Arabi, and the foundation of my view of Islam comes from that background.

I remember this mentor instructing me in the Islamic view of the transcendent God, which is always bigger than we can imagine but at the same time c
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Ruhat alp
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
According to Rumi, in order for us to be saved, we should first turn inside ourselves
and see our mistakes. we should cleanse the house of the heart from dirty thoughts.
We should keep it as clean as a house of worship. we should endure the calamities
that strike us. We should believe that everything comes from God and nothing
happens without His will, and for this reason we should not complain of diseases,
poverty, and sorrows. we should see the trouble that comes from the Beloved as a
remedy.Life is
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Farhad
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I had wanted to read a book on Rumi's poetry for quite some time, and our modern 'paradox of choice' did not help me choose one considering the abundance of Rumi books available out there. I finally chose this one and I couldn't be more satisfied. I recommend it to everyone who wants to read and understand Rumi's poetry, which can sometimes be misinterpreted. Here you will receive more than enough well-translated ghazals that are broken down thematically and accompanied by nicely-written comment ...more
Hala Abu ali
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book!it holds answers to sooo many questions that always run through my mind. It was really a moving spiritual journey to read through Rumi's words .not to forget the way these words were presented by William C. Chittick.I would definitely recommend it .
Brittany
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
inspiring read. i will keep this book and these teachings with me.
Jillian
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the best book on Rumi's poetry that actually shows you the meaning and application of what the great Sufi poet. If anyone of you are serious about understanding God and/or Sufism, I highly recommend picking this up. It can seem a bit dense at first glance, but it has answered so many questions I have had about God and why life is the way it is.

I will probably always be 'reading' this book.
Miroku Nemeth
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book. Not enough people know of the tradition of loving devotion in Islam--we all need to spend some time with Rumi from time to time to remind us of what is important.
Uzma
Excellent, most beautiful. Not only does it give you a taste of Rumi's writings but also an understanding of his philosophy. Perfect book for a beginner in Sufism, Rumi & Islam
Sharon Rainey
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book for the beginning student. This was my first book about Rumi, his history, and his amazing wisdom and insights. Loved every page.
Lou
recommended by several people who study comparative religions.
Shahid
May 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An array of beautiful translations from the Divan-i Shams
Mansoor Ahmad
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is recommended for any body who wants to understand Rumi and his poetry.
Dennis
Oct 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Passages from the poetry and prose of Rumi on a variety of different topics.....inspired and inspiring
Corrina
Jun 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We took a reading from Rumi to use for my daughter's Ceremony of Blessing and Thanksgiving at ChristChurch Cathedral, Oxford. It was so lovely, and so fitting.
Dc
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly beautiful book, one of my favourites.

Far superior to the popular Coleman Barks versions, and I also preferred Chittick's translation to the recently published Masnavi by Jawid Mojaddedi.

The translation into rhyming verse just wasn’t doing it for me. I feel like much must have been lost in translation for the sake of a rhyme?
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