Rumi and Islam: Selections from His Stories, Poems, and

Rumi and Islam: Selections from His Stories, Poems, and Discourses--Annotated & Explained [PDF / Epub] ☆ Rumi and Islam: Selections from His Stories, Poems, and Discourses--Annotated & Explained By Rumi – Discover the richness of Rumi's spiritual tradition through facing page commentary that brings his writings to life for youThis book you are now holding is a selection of what I believe are the best o Discover the richness of Rumi's spiritual tradition Islam: Selections PDF/EPUB ¿ through facing page commentary that brings his writings to life for youThis 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 ualities of the Prophet which include Rumi's own inspired comments and explanations It is my hope that you will be surprised and uplifted by the profound wisdom that Jalaluddin Rumi conveys through these stories and sayings from the PrefaceThis great Sufi poet Rumi and PDF \ and teacher can become a companion for your own spiritual journeyThe lyric and wisdom poetry of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi has been an inspiration throughout the Middle East and Asia for over seven hundred years Recently it has also become popular in Western countries through translations and interpretive poetic versions in English But while popular renderings have created the appreciation of Rumi the mystic there is little understanding today of the religious and spiritual traditions from which the great mystic came Rumi and Islam Selections from His and Islam: Selections PDF/EPUB Â Stories Poems and Discourses examines not the popularized Rumi of universal love but the Sufi disciple whose works express deep reverence for the Prophet Muhammad Ibrahim Gamard focuses on Rumi's place within the Sufi tradition of Islam as one of the greatest Muslim followers of the Prophet Muhammed and on the Islamic foundations of his lover Beloved mystical poetry By probing verse by verse Rumi's spiritual teachings Gamard provides insight into the mystical side of the ur'an and Islam a religion that holds and Islam: Selections from His Kindle - a deep love and Islam: Selections from His Kindle - of God at its coreNow you can experience the profound and uplifting wisdom of Rumi even if you have no previous knowledge of Sufism or Islam This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents the most important of Rumi's writings mainly from the Mathnawi 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.

10 thoughts on “Rumi and Islam: Selections from His Stories, Poems, and Discourses--Annotated & Explained

  1. Miroku Nemeth Miroku Nemeth says:

    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 translatorspoets or the readers Whether the translatorspoets 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 alternative is always a uestion when one reads most of the translations of Rumi Gamard has been studying Rumi and his works for 35 years and it was his desire to create a book which represents the reality of Rumi’s Islam; a book which is desperately needed for both the Muslims and those who love Rumi It is interesting because even nominal Muslims with deviant opinions like Coleman Barks and Idries Shah have popularized poems in their texts ascribing them to Rumi such as this poem which most would recognize as Rumi’s“O Muslims what advice do you have—since I don’t know myself;I’m neither Christian nor Jew; I’m neither Zoroastrian nor MuslimI traversed the lands of the Cross and the Christians but he wasn’t in the Cross I traveled to the temple of idols to the ancient templebut there wasn’t even a tinge evident within it…I pulled the reins of seeking toward the Ka’ba but He wasn’t in that destination of oldand young…I looked into my own heart and I saw Him in that place;He wasn’t in any other placeâ€However these famous verses found in many many texts on Rumi are NOT Rumi’s—it was first translated by RJ Nicholson in 1898 but it does not occur in the earliest manuscripts of the Divan and is “no longer considered authentic by scholars Nicholson mentioned that this poem occurred in only one manuscript dated than 170 years after Rumi died†Gamard 186 Gamard goes over many of the misrepresentations of Rumi and his works such as “the creed of love†being other than full devotion in Islam unIslamic acceptance of other religion’s validity attributed to Rumi and many other absurdities from a traditional Sunni Islamic perspective that Orientalists New Agers and others have ascribed to himI will just say that if you love the Prophet Muhammad Sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa ‘ala alihi wa SaHbihi wa salam you will cry tears of shame and love for the descriptions Rumi provides of his reality in this collection; the teaching stories show that Rumi was serving priceless goblets of light from the ocean of the illumination that was the Habib Allah Sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa salam Mercy to the Worlds the Most Kind and Compassionate of Creation the Apex and Pinnacle of Wisdom and Mercy the Best of Creation in its entirety Sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa ‘ala alihi wa Sahbihi wa salam

  2. Sunshine Jeremiah Sunshine Jeremiah says:

    There are many translations of Rumi's work Most fail to mention that Rumi's beloved that he writes about is GodAllah 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 contextWritten 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 into this work shows in how he has written it and how talks about it today

  3. Zafirah Muhammad Zafirah Muhammad says:

    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 references of where the stories came from but other than that a great refective book

  4. Lamiaa Rizwan Lamiaa Rizwan says:

    Moving me to the extent that I cant stop crying at times

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