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

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

by Ibrahim Gamard
     
 

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Presents the most important of Rumi’s writings with insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that conveys how his teachings about the nature of love for God and God’s love for us can increase our understanding of Islamic wisdom in the West.See more details below

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Presents the most important of Rumi’s writings with insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that conveys how his teachings about the nature of love for God and God’s love for us can increase our understanding of Islamic wisdom in the West.

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Gamard, a licensed psychologist and convert to Islam, has been translating the writings of famed 13th-century Islamic mystic Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi for almost 20 years, and some of his translations and commentaries have been appearing online since the late 1990s. For a poet dead more than 700 years, Rumi has recently enjoyed an astonishing popularity in the West (in the East, his star never faded), but, as Gamard rightly points out, recent translations of Rumi have been highly selective, nonliteral, and poetic. Gamard's rather flat-footed translations make no concession to modern literary or spiritual tastes, yet they form the basis of an excellent introductory return to the source for readers already fascinated with the poet who said, "The Heavens are revolving around Love. Leap up, so we may also whirl!" Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781594730023
Publisher:
Skylight Paths Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
SkyLight Illuminations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
796,858
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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