A Treasury of Rumi
Muhammad Isa Waley
"Everyone has, in their view, become my close friend
but they have not sought out the secrets within me."
There are many sides to Jalal al-Din Rumi – scholar, preacher, saint, mystic, love poet, didactic poet, and spiritual master – but the version of him that became ‘the best-selling poet in North America’ lacks authenticity.
This new anthology of Rumi’s teachings is freshly translated and supplemented with commentaries, and also includes selected texts in Persian. The aim is to bring readers closer to his work's true, traditional meaning – and to the man himself as a great Islamic scholar, teacher and saint.
Who Are We? The Nature and Origin of Mankind
Facing Facts: Death, Suffering, Change
Foes and the Battle: Enemies of God and Man
Guides and Helpers: Prophets, Shaykhs, and Saints
Wings to Fly With: Fear, Hope, and Love
Bitter and Sweet: Self-Discipline and Spiritual Progress
Faith and Wisdom: The Dīn of Islam From Within
Beyond Duality: Dilemmas Resolved
Lord and Cherisher: The Relationship with God
Aspects of Unity: Wisdom, Knowledge, Serenity