I can t believe I was so excited about this book but this was utter disappointment No book no author before has pissed me off
but ee otta say there s always a first time The story s confusing Narration gee otta say there s always a first time The story s confusing Narration s confusing And then you manipulate the story Oh and of COURSE we HAD to talk about Rumi s sexuality didn t we Coz we know him so well We know what happened behind closed doors during the chilla between Rumi
Shams The heck In Persian Sufi poetry the word lover means ashi a lover of God alright The 21st century concept of ashi is very different from that of those times Urgh I m so frikkin pissed off How do people have the audacity to say filthy things about such pious beings Even if he was mentioning what other people had said about these two men I m still annoyed If I ve understood this book wrong then please do help me see it the way it really is Coz right now I m blinded by hate and biasness towards this author Also Rabisankar bro you were trying too hard There were things in this book that did *impress me but they had nothing to do with the writer it was about Rumi *me but they had nothing to do with the writer it was about Rumi own words or a issa The first I heard of Ibn Battuta was from a popular Bollywood song who says our movies aren t educational When I looked him up I was amazed at the extent of his travels at a time when travelling even short distances must have been a nightmare Try and imagine a man so driven by the need to explore that no ties either family or money or women were able to bind him down although it is said that he was nudged along this destiny by the words of an Imam in Alexandria who prophesied his journey to Hindustan Sindh and China Whether this was the impetus that a wanderer s soul needed to justify leaving behind all that was familiar will forever remain a mystery but it makes for a The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy great story nonethelessHere we meet Ibn Battuta in the Turkish city of Konya where he is treated to anecdotes about Maulana Rumi thereat Sufi saint and scholar and is then entrusted with a book on his exploits to read from to the. On his way from Tangiers to China the medieval Moorish traveller Ibn Battuta arrives in Konya Turkey where the legendary dervish Rumi had lived danced and died More than half a century may have passed since his death but
and Shams The heck In Persian Sufi poetry the word lover means ashi
Rabisankar Bal ✓ 6 read & downloadDiocre novel here He has rather written a very thorough and poetic novel that well narrates t Link to the Book Review at ALOPIn the words of Nimue I am so lucky I Deal Maker (Mixed Messages Book 2) (English Edition) got to read this book that uestions the answers and answers new uestions It was a difficult book to finish within a short time and I amuilty of avoiding reading than few pages every now and then RATING 5 Stars The kind of book that you want start reading again as soon as you finish it I like the plot of the book as you finish it like the plot of the book Ibn batuta narrating the story of Rumi Maulana Jalaluddin balkhi This book contains everything that you need to know about Rumi and it must be read before anyone starts to read Rumi s poetry because one needs an understanding about Rumi I really enjoyed the small I wonder why this book even exists Had I been not reading it on my kindle I would have thrown the book across the room and never pick it upPeople who have read The forty rules of Lov Really disappointing incomplete narrations and then there is sexuality defining the love between Shams and Rumi as that of homosexual I wonder
do people even read Rumi when they pen down I bought Masnavi ye Manavi Spiritual Verses the original Persianpeople even read Rumi when they pen down I bought Masnavi ye Manavi Spiritual Verses the original Persian along with translation by azi Sajjad I am afraid Mr Rabisankar would have suffocated of Godmanstone Blues guilt had he read Rumi s poetry This ambitious novel is as stated on the cover the Rumi novel It tells the story of his search for and ultimate union with Shamz of Tabrizi the man responsible for making Rumi Rumi The book delves into the concepts of selfless love and union with the ultimate beloved God Rumi often repeats Die before you die the essence of true love which involves shedding your expectations one by one as youo along the path of life How the Lord puts you through varying degrees of suffering cooking you in his kitchen till you are ready to be savoured readying you for ultimate nirvana and then death I would need to read this one again in a few years because I m not cooked enough to appreciate the book in it s fullest lor. Ese tales his listeners discover their own lives reflected in these stories fate has bound them and perhaps you to Rumi A Mirrored Life reaffirms the magical powers of storytelling making us find Rumi in each of our hearts. ,
People he meets on his travels Rumi was a scholar and teacher until he met the mystical dervishes who changed his life completely and transformed him into a preacher This book is a series of issas or anecdotes about the Maulana Rumi and about the philosophy of life narrated by the various people that Ibn Battuta meets in Konya as well as those chronicled in the kitab he carries Sufism presents a view of Islam that seems contrary to all that we believe and see of it today Sufi saints preached love and were revered by all religionsThe issas are lovely and beautiful and have
great points to ponder however much of the beauty of the prose seemspoints to ponder however much of the beauty of the prose seems be lost in translation Do I mean its a bad translation Not by a long shot Let me ive you an example Remember the song Ajeeb dastan hey ye Its beautiful soulful and incredibly sad Now translate it into English and it changes into something as mundane as Its a strange tale Urdu and Persian were the languages of the poets As I read this book I could almost limpse the poetry that the author has tried to bring into the prose again and again as he tries to "Remain True To The " true to the of the protagonist and his times It is hardly his fault that he is hindered by a language that contains no hidden depthsSo would I recommend this book Absolutely Although I would suggest you brush up on your knowledge about the Maulana Rumi and Ibn Battuta from Wikipedia to better understand the beliefs and the times of which these tales bear testimony Rumi Stories within stories makes this a mirrored life A book that is easy to read but not so easy to cut book that is easy to read but not so easy to cut the layered meanings Probably like every Sufi thought needs rereading to unravel the mystic meanings I still conuer after reading this Rumi Novel by Bal that Elif Shafak s version of Rumi s and Shams s life is the better one amongst others Maufroy s Rumi s Daughter also depicted the story in a very sufiyana manner but both of these falls short of Shafak s engaging life story of RumiBut it isn t to say that Bal has written a me. Is poetry remains alive inscribed in every stone and tree and pathway Rumi’s followers entrust Ibn Battuta with a manuscript of his life stories to spread word of the mystic on his travels As Battuta reads and recites th.