A breathtaking new collection of translations of poems by Rumi, one of the world’s most loved mystical teachers and bestselling poets. Beautifully packaged and illustrated with paintings and Persian calligraphy, this is an ideal gift.
Jalal-uddin Rumi was born in what is now Afghanistan in 1207. His poetry has inspired generations of spiritual seekers, both from his own Sufi school and well beyond. His poems speak to the seeker and the lover in all of us. He is one of the world’s most revered poets and spiritual teachers, and is currently the bestselling poet in America.
Rumi is one of the greatest mystic poets of all time. His unique message of love speaks directly to the heart and transcends the boundaries of language and time. These poems, carefully selected from the Divan of Shams (Rumi’s collection of 3,000 poems), speak powerfully to the seeker and lover in all of us.
These beautiful, new translations from the original Persian, by the authors of Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved, are arranged thematically and lead us through the intricacies of love, longing and the quest for truth. Each section is accompanied by Persian calligraphy of several of the poems, as well as stunning, evocative paintings by Azima Melita Kolin, reproduced in full colour, which are inspired by the poems and have been specially commissioned for the book
High Assembly of Sages is Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali’s impressive debut in English poetry. It is in two parts. The first is about profound issues of God, universe, and man. Many Poems are in the Sufi tradition, which is the most glorious facet of Islam. The second part of the book addresses mainly current political issues. There are poems on Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Quaid e Awam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. Each poem captures the essential greatness of these illustrious men of history.In his mystic poems there is a deep yearning for the Divine. He gives a vision and a warning to humanity against its irrational and destructive behavior.Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali s poetry displays a revulsion against unjust wars which have caused untold human misery.Sardar Aseff s canvas is wide. His poetry is self-explanatory having magical powers of words. It is the poetry which makes you pause, think and let you close your eyes. It soothes you as it grapples with serious subjects. ISBN: 9789698455439 Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207-1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani have crafted a translation that remains faithful to the original Persian while giving eloquent expression to the joy of Rumi’s astonishing encounter with the Divine. ISBN: 9781590307595 Publisher: SHAMBHALA