Words of Paradise Selected Poems of Rumi
ISBN/ASIN: 071121509X,9780711215092 | 2004 | English | pdf | 112/55 pages | 10.7 Mb
Publisher: Frances Lincoln | Author: Raficq Abdulla
Illustrated with miniatures and borders from ancient Islamic scripts, this volume features 55 poems from the works of Jalaluddin Rumi. Rumi was a 13th-century Persian mystic who believed that all human beings can, if they surrender themselves to the power of love, live in a condition of infinite bliss. Raficq Abdulla uses rhythm and powerful imagery to recreate the ecstatic state which Rumi considered so crucual to reach enlightenment. An introduction to the book sets Rumi's life and philosophy in context and provides some explanatory guidance to the poems. At the back of the book there are further notes on each poem, written by native Persian speaker Mehri Niknam, along with information about the art provided by Tim Stanley, Deputy Curator at the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.