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Rumi: A New Translation of Selected Poems By Farrukh Dhondy
[#5114 3A2 10@ 8S HB 184pp, Arcade Publications, Contemporary English, spiritual essence of the origi]

Rumi: A New Translation of Selected Poems 
ByMawlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translation and Introduction By Farrukh Dhondy
Hardback 184 Pages
ISBN : 9781611457834
Publisher : Arcade Publishing, New York.

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About The Book

Rediscover the voice and vision of Mawlana Rumi in this new translation of selected poems by the beloved Muslim spiritual master and Sufi mystic. Jalaluddin Rumi has won such a following that a few years ago he was proclaimed the bestselling poet. But translations that have popularized the work of this thirteenth-century Sufi mystic have also strayed from its essence. 

In this new translation, Farrukh Dhondy seeks to recover both the lyrical beauty and the spiritual essence of the original verse. In poems of love and devotion, rapture and suffering, loss and yearning for oneness, Dhondy has rediscovered the Islamic mystic of spiritual awakening whose quest is the key to his universal appeal. Here is at once a great poet of love, both human and divine, and the authentic voice of a moderate Islam, a voice that can resonate in today's turbulent, fundamentalist times.

About Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi (d. 672)
 
Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi was the son, father, and grandfather of great Sunni Hanafi Jurists, teachers, and qadis, originating from Balkh or Kabul and settled in and around Istanbul. Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani in al-Durar al-Kamina (1:352) cites him as "Mawlana" in the vibrant notice on his son Baha' al-Din Ahmad, known as Sultan ibn Mawlana, "one of the Imams of the Hanafi Masters, the brilliant, ascetic, pious Faqih, Usuli, and grammarian who trod the path of his father in leaving the world behind."
 
Mawlana's full name is Muhammad ibn Muhammad (ibn Muhammad) ibn al-Hasan ibn Ahmad ibn Qasim ibn Habib ibn `Abd Allah ibn `Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr al-Siddiq al-Hashimi. Hajji Khalifa said in Kashf al-Zunun (1:367): "He was a thoroughly knowledgeable Imam in Fiqh according to the School of Abu Hanifa - Allah be well-pleased with him - and he was knowledgeable in the science of juridical differences, then he devoted himself to worship exclusively. Miraculous gifts (karaamaat) are mass-transmitted from him. Allah have mercy on him."
 
He is known in the West as a "mystical" poet, mostly because of the translation of his large Persian book of poetry of singular beauty, the Mathnawi.
 
As for the claim that "He invited people to the Aqeedah of Wahdat-ul-Wujoud and to the Aqeedah of the oneness/unity of all religions", then Allah Most High said, {Say: "Bring your proof if you are truthful} and He said, {O you who believe! If an evil liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest you smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what you did}."


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