The Masnavi I Ma’navi


The Masnavi I Ma’navi, by Rumi - click to see full size image

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This is the abridged Whinfield translation of the Masnavi; an extensive poem by Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet. It is one of the best known and most influential works of both Sufism and Dari literature. A series of six books of poetry, it is a spiritual writing that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being in true love with God. Book one of the Masnavi must be read in order to understand the other five volumes. It has no framed plot; its tone includes a variety of scenes including popular stories from the local bazaar to fables and tales from Rumi's time. It also includes quotations from the Quran and accounts from the time of Mohammed.

This book has 341 pages in the PDF version, and was originally written in 1258; this translation by E. H. Whinfield, 1898.

Production notes: This ebook of The Masnavi I Ma’navi was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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