The chief guest recited several verses from Rumi's works, most notably The Mathnawi
, and emphasized on the example set by Jalaluddin Rumi in living a virtuous life that benefits both this world and the next.
, exquisite description Foruzanfar, Tehran, pilgrims, Third Edition.
Rumi's works are written in the New Persian language and his Mathnawi
remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language.
The latter part of her article, a catalog of "Rhetorical Devices That Lend Themselves to Multilingual Compositions," is illuminating indeed and started me thinking about igtibas in Arabic and the ways it operates in poetry, and wishing I could plumb the Mathnawi
Sahebhonar, "Lost in Translation: An Intertextual Study of Personal Proper-name (PPN) Allusions in English Renderings of Rumi's Mathnawi
," Across Languages and Cultures (2008) and, with H.
, 428, quoted and discussed in Schimmel, 1979, 136, n.
delightfully didactic and allegorical mathnawi
Afghanistan and its surrounding region that produced such sufi masters and poets as Ansari and Jami of Herat, Sanayi of Ghazni and Rumi of Balkh - whose Mathnawi
is considered by many to be the greatest poem ever written in Persian - had its soul torn out by the Taliban who placed in its stead a jagged stone, small and dangerous and utterly lifeless.
Rumi's mystical design; reading the Mathnawi
, book one.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, Rumi has been viewed and used in many ways: His six-volume masterpiece, The Mathnawi
, has been called the "Qur'an in Persian.
The notion has been of conscious recurrence and pivotal significance in his twin works: Mathnawi
and Divan of Shams.
49) Badi'uzzaman Furuzanfar, Ahadith-i Mathnawi
(Tehran: University, 1334sh/1955), no.