Rumi: Past and Present, East and West

Rumi: Past and Present, East and West

Franklin D. Lewis / Aug 17, 2019

Rumi Past and Present East and West Going beyond the limits of biography this text covers the origins spiritual context and teachings of the great founder of the Whirling Dervishes but also includes a study of Rumi scholarship throug

  • Title: Rumi: Past and Present, East and West
  • Author: Franklin D. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781851682140
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Going beyond the limits of biography, this text covers the origins, spiritual context and teachings of the great founder of the Whirling Dervishes, but also includes a study of Rumi scholarship throughout the ages, bringing this volume right up to date.

    Rumi s Untold Story Preface Rumi was a messenger of truth with high clarity of vision And the only way we can truly honor him is to be as truthful and clear about his life as possible. Poems by Rumi Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee. About Rumi Dar al Masnavi of the Mevlevi Order About Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi Jalaluddin Rumi may God sanctify his holy spirit was one of the greatest Muslim saints and mystics He has also been hailed by Western scholars as the greatest mystical poet of all time. And popularized versions of his poetry have made him the best selling poet in America in recent years after a period of over years, during which his fame has endured Rumi Wedding Poems Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi Wedding Poems May the blessings which flow in all weddings be gathered, God, together in our wedding Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Poems Browse through Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi s poems and quotes poems of Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee Jal l ad D n Muhammad Balkh Persian , also known as Jal l ad D n Muhammad. Rumi Quotes Quote Garden Jul , Welcome to my page of quotations compiled from the various translated whirling words of Jal l al D n R m , as well as some quotes at the bottom of the page about Rumi and his translators. The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition Jalal al Din The Essential Rumi reissue New Expanded Edition and millions of other books are available for instant accessew Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook Masnavi The Masnavi, or Masnavi ye Ma navi Persian , also written Mathnawi, or Mathnavi, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi poet It is one of the best known and most influential works of Sufism.The Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around , verses or Maulana Rumi Online Rumi Quotes Blogger For Rumi Poems on Jews, the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Prophets, please visit my related Post Jews and Hebrew Bible in Rumi s Poetry Jews and Hebrew Bible in Rumi s Poetry The Guest House A Poem Melli O Brien Mrs Mindfulness This poem by Rumi would have to be one of the most frequently recited poems in mindfulness retreats and courses around the world I love all of his poetry but this is definitely one of my personal favourites.

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      • Franklin D. Lewis

        Franklin D Lewis is an Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and Deputy Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago He teaches classes on Persian language and literature, Islamic thought, Sufism, Baha i Studies, translation studies, and Middle Eastern cinema Professor Lewis studied at U.C Berkeley and did his graduate work in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago His dissertation on the life and works of the 12th century mystical poet Sana i, and the establishment of the ghazal genre in Persian literature, won the Foundation of Iranian Studies best dissertation prize in 1995 Prof Lewis previously taught Persian at Emory University, in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies He founded Adabiyat, an international discussion forum on the literatures of the Islamic World including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu and is former President of the American Institute of Iranian Studies.


    1. An astounding work of scholarship by Dr. Lewis, which brings Rumi, his father, his son, Shams i Tabriz, and the entire world of medieval Konya to life in this monumental biography of Rumi and the Mevlevi Sufi Order he founded. I keep rereading it just for the pleasure of the easy and accessible writing, and cannot but thank the author for bringing a real understand of the man and his times and the depth of his vast literary achievements to lovers of Rumi's poetry. Highly recommended!

    2. I love going back to this book time and again.This work is definitely a standard reference for Rumi fans. A beautiful book, Indeed!!

    3. Just reading in this again. I don't see how it can be over-praised. I'm not a scholar of East Asian literatures, nor a comparative medievalist, so I speak with no authority more than a sincere desire to move closer to Rumi's vast oeurve, in English, sorting through the issues of Persian as scrupulously as can a non-native speaker. Lewis' approach is meticulously documented, and beautifully researched. His own translations are not ones I frequently return to, however, as evidence of his translati [...]

    4. Anyone who loves the poems of Rumi only understand a fraction of Rumi's power. Without knowing Rumi the man, we only get a partial glimpse of the man. This is an exhaustive biography about the poet with great insights to the time he lived and the man in context to his time. The first 80 page are dry and overly scholarly but once you get past them, the book becomes enjoyable.

    5. العمل عبارة عن بحث موسوعي ولم يكن في الواقع ماأبحث عنه. كنت أبحث عن سيرة مبسطة عن حياة الرومي . يظل الجهد المبذول من الكاتب والمترجم كبيرا جدا.

    6. This was one MASSIVE read! This kind of scholarly work tires me really, but it reflected huge amounts of hard work being put in for making it such a detailed and widespread kind of biography, with attempts of shrinking in maximum domains of the subject. Mostly i had to drag myself through the never ending pages of this 700+ pager but i am grateful for i learnt Rumi's story, his lineage and further succession. Also, my most loved chapters of the book were "Shams-ud-Din Tabrizi", "The Poems" and t [...]

    7. Impressive study and a must read to understand the life and poems by Rumi (Jalal al-Din)By reading this study, I understood that Rumi was born in Balkh (currently located in Afghanistan) in 1207 AC. His family had to flee for the Huns - several years later Balkh was sacked by the Huns. Their journey had led via Mecca and Damascus to Konya (Turkey) where his father and later Rumi received a position as religieus jurist and teacher. Konya was regarded by the Islamic world as part of the Roman Empi [...]

    8. Ulasan buku ini sudahpun ditulis dan disiarkan di ruangan Buku di BH. Saya tidak bercadang untuk menulis ulasan yang baharu dalam masa terdekat tetapi secara keseluruhannya buku ini wajib dibaca dalam memahami bukan saja naratif Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi atas kapasitinya sebagai tokoh sufi, ulama besar dan penyair mistik dari tradisi Parsi-Islam, bahkan melihat pelbagai sisi daripada kehidupan peribadinya dan secara kolektif atas nama tradisi sufi dan tarikat al-Maulawiyah atau Mevlevi (bergantung [...]

    9. For anybody with any interest in Jalal al-Din Rumi and everything related, this is the definitive guide. The amount of information collected in this book is staggering. Some chapters are more relevant to my interests than others and I spent time taking plenty of notes. Some chapters are less important to me but still very interesting to read. I cannot remember the last time when I read 650 pages of non-fiction this quick!

    10. Incredibly dense with reference material. I am more interested in what Rumi has said and his influence then who said what about Rumi and if they were correct. Of course, it is good to know that Rumi history is not particularly accurate but that's not surprising or particularly interesting to me. Had to dig deep to get to rumi's philosophy itself.

    11. Cok zengin bir arastirma, Mevlana'nin yasami, ogretileri, Mevlevi tarikati hakkinda hem Türkiye'de hem de dünyanin dört bir yaninda yapilan tüm ciddi gruplari yazmis, 2008de yayinlanmis oldugundan neredeyse 10 yillik önemli bir referans kitap. Idris sah'a atilan tasa da bayildimKabalci'nin en faydali kitaplarindan.

    12. A thought provoking piece of work by Lewis. This is a must read for those whose hearts are in search of real soul relief and happiness. Matchless !!!

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