The Illustrated Rumi: A Treasury of Wisdom from the Poet of the Soul


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The Illustrated Rumi: A Treasury of Wisdom from the Poet of the Soul

Thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jalalu’ddin Rumi has inspired and enlightened thousands with his playful, passionate work celebrating the sacred in everyday life. As founder of the Sufi order known to many as “Whirling Dervishes,” Rumi combined meditation, prayer, and storytelling, relating each parable in dance and music as he whirled. In this richly illustrated edition, the spiritual wealth of Rumi’s stories and poetry speak directly to the hearts and souls of contemporary readers, transcending time, place, culture, and religion. Each tale is rendered in modern form that nevertheless maintains the flavor of this period of history, culture, and inspired, passionate beauty.

MIM’s Middle East and North Africa Gallery includes an impressive display that illustrates four major themes in Turkish musical culture.

256 pages; 8. x 10 inches; paperbound

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