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Listen: Commentary on the Spiritual Couplets of Mevlana Rumi

Kenan Rifai

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9781891785870

 

In this commentary of the Masnavi, Kenan Rifai (1867-1950) clarifies the narrative line, comments on symbolic implications, and connects Rumi's verse to passages from the Qur'an, the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, and the sayings and poems of Sufi masters in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian.  It is this rich multilingual texture that gives Kenan Rifai’s commentary its particular flavor.  His explanation conveys the multiple levels of reference and allusion that were typically brought to bear in study circles where Rumi's verses were recited and discussed.