Masnawi Sacred Texts of Islam {BOOK FIVE}

Masnawi Sacred Texts of Islam {BOOK FIVE}

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Series: Black Line Religion Books, Book 0
Genres: İslam Living, Religion
Publisher: e-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Publication Year: 2014
Format: (eBook + Printed)
Length: English, 6" x 9" (15 x 23 cm), 126 pages
Narrator: M. Rumi
ASIN: 1304805549
ISBN: 9781311324504
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The Book Five of the Masnavi must be read in order to understand the other first Four volumes. It also includes popular stories from the local bazaar to fables, tales from Rumi’s time: Story I: The Prophet and his Infidel Guest Story II: The Arab and his Dog Story III: The Sage and the Peacock Story IV: Muhammad Khwarazm Shah and the Rafizis of Sabzawar

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About the Book

Table of Contents

Preface (About the Masnawi Book of Mawlana)

About the Author (Mawlana Rumi)

Story I: The Prophet and his Infidel Guest

Story II:  The Arab and his Dog

Story III:  The Sage and the Peacock

Story IV:  Muhammad Khwarazm Shah and the Rafizis of Sabzawar

Story V:  The Man who claimed to be a Prophet

Story VI:  The Disciple who blindly imitated his Shaikh

Story VII:  How Adam was created out of a handful of earth brought by an Angel

Story VIII:  Mahmud and Ayaz

Story IX:  The sincere repentance of Nasuh

Story X: Lion, the Fox, and the Ass

Story XI: The Mosalman who tried to convert a Magian

Story XII: The Devotee who broke the noble's wine-jar

 


 

Story I

The Prophet And His Infidel Guest

AFTER the usual address to Husamu-'d-Din follows a comment on the precept addressed to Abraham, "Take four birds and draw them towards thee, and cut them in pieces."1 The birds are explained to be the duck of gluttony, the cock of concupiscence, the peacock of ambition and ostentation, and the crow of bad desires, and this is made the text of several stories. Beginning with gluttony, the poet tells the following story to illustrate the occasion of the Prophet's uttering the saying, Infidels eat with seven bellies, but the faithful with one." One day some infidels begged food and lodging of the Prophet. The Prophet was moved by their entreaties, and desired each of his disciples to take one of the infidels to his house and feed and lodge him, remarking that it was their duty to show kindness to strangers at his command, as much as to do battle with his foes.

About the Author
Mawlana Rumi

Mawlana Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi (رومی or also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī , and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi's importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the "most popular poet in America." Rumi's works are written in Persian and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language. His original works are widely read today in their original language across the Persian-speaking world (Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and parts of Persian speaking Central Asia). Translations of his works are very popular in other countries. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish and some other Iranian, Turkic and Indic languages written in Perso-Arabic script e.g. Pashto, Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai and Sindhi.

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