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In A Moth to the Flame, the first novel about the life of the Sufi Poet Rumi, based on original sources in both Farsi and English, we discover the key moments that shaped his genius. Although this story happened a long time ago, during another time of war between Islam and the West, this tale of an individual life fully lived is the tale of every life. In the tradition of Siddhartha or The Last Temptation of Christ, his story is the mythic story of the human soul. We watch his faith tested, and we witness his meeting with the beloved which overturned his world and led, eventually, to his union with God. For centuries Rumi has remained alive in the hearts of millions around the world. His story, as told in this novel, burns like a torch of inspiration for us all.

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In the tradition of Herman Hesse's classic Siddhartha, A Moth to the Flame is the first biographical novel of the Sufi poet Rumi. This tale of the life fully lived is the inner story of every life. Rumi's longing for the ultimate is our longing, his anguish is our anguish, and his triumph is our triumph. A Moth to the Flame takes us inside Rumi's world where we see his faith tested and witness his pivotal meeting with the beloved that led, eventually, to his union with God. Based on extensive historical research, including original sources in both Farsi and English, this story reveals the key moments that shaped Rumi's spiritual and literary genius and made him a source of inspiration for millions.

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In the first historical novel about the bestselling Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi--based on original sources in Farsi and English--readers discover the key moments that shaped his poetic genius.

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Do you love Rumi's poetry? If so, you'll want to rush to read this eloquent tale of his life to discover how he became such a poetic genius. It explores how he began as a scholar, was transformed into a mystic, met his beloved teacher, and became an illumined master. It's hard to find spiritual fiction that's not Christian -- but this is the best of it! It reads like one long poem, and you'll love Rumi more than ever.
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ISBN:
9780742552432
Author:
Zweig, Connie
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Jalal al-Din Rumi
Subject:
Poets, Persian
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Christian - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061231
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
233
Dimensions:
8.98x6.02x.54 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of Herman Hesse's classic Siddhartha, A Moth to the Flame is the first biographical novel of the Sufi poet Rumi. This tale of the life fully lived is the inner story of every life. Rumi's longing for the ultimate is our longing, his anguish is our anguish, and his triumph is our triumph. A Moth to the Flame takes us inside Rumi's world where we see his faith tested and witness his pivotal meeting with the beloved that led, eventually, to his union with God. Based on extensive historical research, including original sources in both Farsi and English, this story reveals the key moments that shaped Rumi's spiritual and literary genius and made him a source of inspiration for millions.
"Synopsis" by , In the first historical novel about the bestselling Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi--based on original sources in Farsi and English--readers discover the key moments that shaped his poetic genius.
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