The Masnavi, Book Two - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • The Masnavi, Book Two - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Masnavi, Book Two - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback Published: 10/07/2008
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
'You don't seek guidance from those drunken men,
So why insist they mend their rags again?
God's lovers stand beyond all faiths, as they
Are shown by God Himself a higher way.'

Book Two of Rumi's Masnavi is concerned with the challenges facing the seeker of Sufi enlightenment. In particular it focuses on the struggle against the self, and how to choose the right companions in order to progress along the mystical path. By interweaving amusing stories and profound homilies, Rumi instructs his followers in a style that still speaks directly to us. In this volume, stories such as 'Moses and the Shepherd', 'The Foolhardy Man who Trusted a Bear's Good Intentions' and 'Mo'awiya and Satan' are among the most popular in the entire Masnavi.

The most influential Sufi poem ever written, the six books of the Masnavi are often called 'the Qur'an in Persian'. Self-contained, as well as continuing the journey along the spiritual path, Book Two is here translated into rhyming couplets in the style of Jawid Mojaddedi's prize-winning translation of Book One.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199549917
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Power of Du'a
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Paperback
The Map of Knowledge
Added to basket
The Ramadan Cookbook
Added to basket
The Qur'an
Added to basket
The Holy Qur'an
Added to basket
Three Holidays and a Wedding
Added to basket
A History of Water
Added to basket
It's Not About the Burqa
Added to basket
Islam
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Pocket Rumi
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Ramadan Mubarak
Added to basket
Secrets of Divine Love
Added to basket
£15.93
Paperback
Islam
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Islam: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Magisteria
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

“Mind opener”

A fantastic poetic translation. Inspired and accessible yet retaining the 'mystical' aura of the original:
"Whoever hides his dream,
Attains it sooner through the Lord Supreme"

A light shines out... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 35

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: