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Hampton Roads

The Book of Rumi: 105 Stories and Fables

Maryam Mafi




This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. 


Stories include:


The Fly Who Thought She Was a Sailor


The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox


The Deaf Man and His Sick Neighbour


Chinese and Greek Painters


The King's Falcon


Moses and the Shepherd


A Sackful of Pebbles


Shaykh on the Boat


The Tree of Eternal Life


Silence is the Reply to Fools


Three Fish




Poet in Aleppo