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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The most influential Sufi poem ever written, the six books of the Masnavi are
often called "the Qur'an in Persian". Book Two is concerned with the challenges
facing the seeker of Sufi enlightenment. In particular it focuses on the
struggle against the self, and how to choose the right companions in order to
progress along the mystical path. By interweaving amusing stories and profound
homilies, Rumi instructs his readers in a style that still speaks directly to
Here, Jawid Mojaddedi has translated the text into accessible rhyming
couplets, as he did for Oxford's award-winning edition of Book One. This
edition--the first ever verse translation of Book Two, and the first
translation of any kind for over eighty years--is the closest English speakers
can come to understanding the true beauty of this classic work.