Rumi And His Friends: Stories Of The Lovers Of God Excerpts From The Manaqib Al-'arifin Of Aflaki by Camille Adams HelminskiRumi And His Friends: Stories Of The Lovers Of God Excerpts From The Manaqib Al-'arifin Of Aflaki by Camille Adams Helminski

Rumi And His Friends: Stories Of The Lovers Of God Excerpts From The Manaqib Al-'arifin Of Aflaki

Translated byCamille Adams Helminski, Susan Blaylock

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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Originally written by Ahmad Aflaki, a devoted follower of the grandson of Rumi, this translation relates anecdotes of the life of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, his father, wife, sons, and daughter and his relationship with Shams of Tabriz and other close companions and disciples. These stories are all based on the oral traditions of the early days of the founding of the Mevlevi Order and double as teaching stories that illuminate the way of the dervish. Spiritual seekers can benefit from this glimpse into the community surrounding Rumi and the wisdom conveyed through interactions with him. Many selections include beautiful passages from his poetry, and each selection is titled to assist in orienting the reader and enhancing comprehension of meaning.

Camille Adams Helminski is codirector and cofounder of the Threshold Society and the author of The Light of Dawn, Rumi’s Sun: The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz, The Rumi Daybook, and Women of Sufism: A Hidden Treasure. She has cotranslated a number of volumes of Sufi literature, including the Sufi classic Awakened Dreams and Jewels of R...
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Title:Rumi And His Friends: Stories Of The Lovers Of God Excerpts From The Manaqib Al-'arifin Of AflakiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:Fons VitaeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1887752889

ISBN - 13:9781887752886

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“A valuable addition to Sufi literature and women’s spiritual studies. Camille Helminski awakens us to the important contribution of women to this mystical tradition.”  —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD, author, Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart, on Women of Sufism