Signs of the Unseen : The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi (Revised Edition)
Signs of the Unseen : The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi (Revised Edition)
Signs of the Unseen : The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi (Revised Edition)
Signs of the Unseen : The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi (Revised Edition)

Signs of the Unseen : The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi (Revised Edition)

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Perhaps NO ONE has combined the qualities of Spiritual Master and literary genius to a greater extent than Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). His 'Mathnawi' is one of the most venerated and revered texts in Islam.

'Signs of the Unseen', a translation of Rumi's Fihi ma Fihi, is a collection of his lectures, discourses, conversations and comments on various and sundry topics. In many cases, the discussions preserved in this book provide us with the most sustained exposition available of his thought on a given topic.

Even in conversation, Rumi expresses his spiritual insights in a style rich in allusion and figurative language, and often illustrated by skillful storytelling. His themes include God's beauty and beneficence as expressed through the good things of this earth; the continuum between form and substance; the here and the hereafter; the melting of individuality in the reality of God's oneness; and the centrality of love in the soul's development. This translation by Dr. Wheeler Thackston of Harvard University should easily become the standard translation of this work in the English language.


ISBN: ​9781570625329
AUTHOR: Jalaluddin Rumi
TRANSLATOR: Dr. Wheeler M. Thackston Jr.
BINDING: Paperback 
PAGES: 288 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 13.82 x 21.44 x 1.83 cm
WEIGHT: 0.38 kg
PUBLISHER: Shambhala Publications Inc. (Printed in USA)


Dr. Wheeler Thackston, Jr., is a professor of Middle Eastern Languages and Literature at Harvard University.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mawlānā/Mevlânâ (مولانا, "our master"), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, "my master"), and more popularly simply as Rumi (1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the "most popular poet" and the "best selling poet" in the United States. Rumi's works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek, in his verse. His Mathnawī, composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia. His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the literature of some other Turkic, Iranian, and Indo-Aryan languages including Chagatai, Pashto, and Bengali.

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