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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 1g
  • SkyLight Paths Publishing,US
  • Woodstock, United States
  • English
  • 1594730024
  • 9781594730023
  • 784,209

Table of contents

Preface
Introduction

Stories of the Prophet
1. Warfare
2. The Captives
3. Hilal
4. The Sick One
5. Bilal
6. The Water Carrier
7. The Greedy Pagan
8. The Blind One
9. The Arrival of the Caravan
10. The Groaning Pillar
11. 'Ayisha
12. Zayd

Sayings of the Prophet
13. Prayer and Guidance
14. Self-Denial and Ego-Death
15. Divine Sayings

Praises of the Prophet
16. Affirmations and Blessings
17. Praises and Virtues
18. Love and Closeness with God
19. The Seal of the Prophets
20. The Night Journey, the Cave, and the Pillar
21. Prayer and Pilgrimage
22. The Light of Muhammad and Intercession
23. Death and Resurrection

Notes
Glossary
Suggested Readings and Resources
Index of Passages in Rumi's Works
Acknowledgments
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Review Text

"Dr. Ibrahim Gamard, after painstaking research from classical Persian texts, has masterfully managed to assemble wonderful summaries, quotations, and a wealth of important information in one book. This work will shatter some old myths and bring new light to the subject."
-Ravan Farhadi, former professor of history of Persian classics, University of California at Berkeley; ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations

"An excellent introductory return to the source for readers already fascinated with the poet."
-Library Journal
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Review quote

"Dr. Ibrahim Gamard, after painstaking research from classical Persian texts, has masterfully managed to assemble wonderful summaries, quotations, and a wealth of important information in one book. This work will shatter some old myths and bring new light to the subject."
--Ravan Farhadi, former professor of history of Persian classics, University of California at Berkeley; ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations

"An excellent introductory return to the source for readers already fascinated with the poet."
--Library Journal
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About Jelaluddin Rumi

Gamard, Ibrahim

Ibrahim Gamard is a member of the Mevlevi Order, a 730-year-old Sufi order which originated with Rumi himself.
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