The Stories in Rumi
Author: Nahid Abqhari
Publisher: Bang-e Ney
Year of publishing: 2016/third edition
No. of Pages: 250
Size: 17× 25
◙ English text is available.
About the book:
Mathnavi, which is an outstanding cultural masterpiece in the contemporary world, is composed of 25600 couplets and 6 volumes. It contains about 270 short and long stories and many anecdotes and parables. Despite the variety of subjects in the stories as Rumi himself says the Mathnavi incorporates a single story describing his own spirit. It is the story of Creation and is an exertion by the poet to make us understand that every person suffers from the pain of separation from his origin and his search for ways and means to return to his origin and eternal happiness. In an age in which spirituality is gradually being forgotten, it is necessary for mankind to benefit from the sublime teachings of Rumi, the ambassador of love, who teaches us to attain mystic unity.
The book contains 102 stories from Rumi’s Mathnavi, written in a simple and flowing language. In between the lines the author has inserted verses related to the stories so that while reading the stories the reader will see and enjoy the original verses. The author’s effort to describe the hidden meaning of the verses in the stories has added to the merit of the book. The author’s effort to describe the hidden meaning of the verses in the stories has added to the merit of the book. She has a penetrating look at Rumi’s stories which reflects the poet’s sublime mystic teachings and the pain of man’s separation from his origin. While describing his own mentality and the requirement to become a perfect mystic teacher in each story Rumi has a special message in mind. The author has a penetrating look at Rumi’s stories which reflects the poet’s sublime mystic teachings and the pain of man’s separation from his origin. While describing his own mentality and the requirement to become a perfect mystic teacher in each story Rumi has a special message in mind.
About the Author:
Nahid Abqhari (1967-Iran)
Nahid Abqhari is a famous Iranian Rumi researcher who has conducted extensive research in human sciences. Due to deep devotion to Jalal ad-din Rumi the writer has spent most her time to introduce the great mystical scholar and his outstanding works to the Iranians and to the world at large. By carefully studying Rumi’s works and the books written about Rumi, the author has produced a series of valuable books about the great mystic scholar. Her book entitled ‘Description of Mathnavi’ containing 6 thousand lines is a comprehensive commentary on Rumi. In another book entitled ‘A Spiritual Study of Stories of Mathnavi’ Abqhari has collected a lovely summary of almost all the stories, parables, anecdotes and allegories in the Mathnavi. Beside ‘Stories of Rumi’s Mathnavi’ which has been described above, the author has written two other books entitled ‘Articles about Mathnavi’ and ‘The Story of the Reed’. Nahid Abqhari is living in Mashhad and is compiling other books of commentary about Rumi.
-Ancient Tales (4 Vols.)
-Spiritual travel with Mathnavi stories’
-Commentary on Mathnavi.(6 Vols.)
-The Stories in Rumi
-Untold Stories about Constitutional monarchy