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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 w
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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 rated it it was amazing
"Ibrahim Gamard’s 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 alterna ...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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Zafirah Muhammad
Aug 05, 2012 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.
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