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The Masnavi, Book Three

Jalal al-Din Rumi
Jawid Mojaddedi

November 2013

ISBN: 9780199652037

352 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years.

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Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years.

  • The Masnavi is the greatest work by the Persian mystic Rumi, widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and often referred to as 'the Qur'an in Persian'.
  • This is the first ever verse translation of Book Three of the Masnavi, and the first translation of any kind for over eighty years.
  • The translation is based on the best critical edition of the original text, which is in turn based on the most authentic manuscripts.
  • The accompanying introduction and notes make this the ideal introduction to Rumi for the non-specialist reader.
  • This is the sequel to Jawid Mojaddedi's translations of Book One (2004) and Book Two (2007). Book One was the winner of the Lois Roth Prize from the American Institute of Iranian Studies.

About the Author(s)

Jalal al-Din Rumi

Jawid Mojaddedi, Professor of Islamic Studies, Rutgers University

Jawid Mojaddedi is a native of Afghanistan, and read Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. He has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter, and served as an editor o fEncyclopaedia Iranica at the Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University. His most recent publication is Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories (OUP, 2012). Mr. Mojaddedi was also made a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellow for 2014-2015.