Sufism / Islam
The boundary between Islam and the mystical tradition of Sufism is notoriously hard to draw, and Sufism itself is nearly impossible to define—as any scholar of it will tell you. So we’ve decided not to worry about it, but simply to share some of its more wonderful expressions: its teachings, its philosophy, its music, and especially its sublime and thrilling poetry.
The renowned Persian Sufi mystic Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi (1207–1273) is one of the most widely read poets in the world today. His compassionate insight into the nature of human existence, joyful humor, deep wisdom, and ecstatic songs of divine union have endeared him to readers for more than seven hundred years. Selected from his most-loved works, this book contains the very best of Rumi's poetry in superb translation. By turns… Read More
- edited by
- Kabir Helminski
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