Listen: Commentary On The Spiritual Couplets Of Mevlana Rumi by Kenan RifaiListen: Commentary On The Spiritual Couplets Of Mevlana Rumi by Kenan Rifai

Listen: Commentary On The Spiritual Couplets Of Mevlana Rumi

byKenan RifaiTranslated byVictoria Holbrook

Paperback | December 1, 2011

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An exceptional contribution to the understanding of a key figure in Islamic mysticism, this book offers a 20th century commentary—by the eminent Sufi and spiritual guide Kenan Rifai—on Jalal ad-Din Rumi’s 13th-century Spiritual Couplets, or Masnavi. Symbolically connecting the long poem to Qur’anic passages, hadiths, and other poems by Sufi masters, this enlightening reference answers the most tortuous of problems and guides one to comprehend the meaning of life. A rigorous translation of Rumi’s original work is also included.

Kenan Rifai was the director for Provincial Directorates of National Education in various Ottoman cities and a high school principal. Due to the tutelage of the great sheikh Hamza Rifai, he became a teacher of Islamic mysticism and Sufism at Altay Lodge. Victoria Holbrook is a distinguished scholar specializing in Ottoman studies and t...
Title:Listen: Commentary On The Spiritual Couplets Of Mevlana RumiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.4 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:Fons VitaeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1891785877

ISBN - 13:9781891785870

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Editorial Reviews

“What a gift! We are grateful to Victoria Holbrook for conveying into English Ken’an Rifai’s beautiful commentary on Rumi’s Masnavi. For the lovers of Mevlana Rumi this will be a great blessing, enlivening their researches and enlightening their hearts.”  —Camille Helminski, author, Women of Sufism