Rumi's delightful yet profound poems have inspired countless people throughout the centuries, and Coleman Barks's exquisite renderings of the thirteenth-century Persian mystic are widely read more
The Lost Words of the Sufi Master and Father of Rumi
Bahauddin, Rumi's father, was not only a major force in the development of Islamic spirituality, but also a deeply influential force in his son's life. In this, the first ever substantial Engl read more
Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world.
Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry of the mysterious read more
Considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, "The Big Red Book" is perhaps the greatest work of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the bestselling poet in America.
Rumi was born in 1207 to a long line read more
As the foremost translator of thirteenth-century mystic poet Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks reaches a devoted, inspired, and ever-widening international audience. Yet the foundation for Barks's work as a translator is his own significant body of work read more
Bahauddin, Rumi's father, was not only a major forceinthedevelopment of Islamic spirituality, but also deeplyinfluentialinhis son's life. This delightful and provocativecollectionrevealsthe depth of thirteenth-century Sufi mysticalwisdom and itsacuteob read more
2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and l read more
Considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, The Big Red Book is perhaps the greatest work of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the bestselling poet in America.
Rumi was born in 1207 to a long line of Islamic th read more
I hear nothing in my ear but your voice. Heart has plundered mind of its eloquence.
Love writes a transparent calligraphy, so on the empty page my soul can read and recollect.
The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most belove read more
The poetry of the medieval Persian sage Rumi combines lyrical beauty with spiritual profundity, a sense of rapture, and acute awareness of human suffering in ways that speak directly to contemporary audiences.
Trained in Sufism—a mystic tradit read more
According to tradition and the testimony of Sufi mystics, The Prayer--or Salat--was first taught by the angels, who themselves practiced it in read more
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