Rumi had been a sober scholar, teaching law and theology to a small circle of students, but shams turned him into a devotee of music, dance, and poetry. In the framework of an autobiography, mawlana shamsi tabrizi addresses the reader as a student and confidant, discussing his spiritual journey, his interactions with contemporary intellectuals, and his spiritual bond with mawlana rumi. Shams tabrizi discourse of shams tabrizi discourse. In his bid to live a religion of love, tabrizi swore by the forty rules of love and we should, too. The 40 rules of love by shams tabrizi that make up the. Shams tabrizi was teacher of rumi, it was he who made rumi a gem.
Me and rumi the autobiography of shamsi tabrizi shamsi tabrizi, annemarie schimmel, william c. It is believed that shams came for one disciple, one student, to whom he directed his energy and his teachings. Tabrizi swore by the forty rules of love and we should, too. Selected poems from divan shams tabrizi is a guide written to help set us free from our ignorance and the prison of our minds which keeps us occupied in misery, fear, and guilt. If thou art loves lover 1 and seekest love, take a keen poniard and cut the throat of bashfulness 2. It was this longing for the lost shams that transformed rumi into one of the worlds greatest poets. Hazrat shams tabrez book maza urdu best free books. Sculpture depicting shams tabrizi located near his grave in khoy, iran. Shamsi tabrizi books list of books by author shamsi. The astounding autobiography of the man who transformed rumi from a learned religious teacher into the worlds greatest poet of mystical.
There are many legends describing their meeting in konya. We deliver the joy of reading in 100% recycled packaging with free standard shipping on u. Rumi has become one of the bestselling poets in north america. Selections from the conversations maqalat of shams of tabriz. Tower marking the location of the grave of shams tabrizi in khoy, iran. Interest in his life and times has increased dramatically. This book was written to help people reach their ultimate goal of attaining nirvanaa state of mind when all our desires subside and we live in total harmony, peace, serenity and total stillness of the mind. The astounding autobiography of the man who transformed rumi from a lea. Shams etabrizi or in full, shams aldin mohammad, literally. Sun of islam, died 1248 was an iranian sufi mystic born in the city of tabriz in iranian azerbaijan. Me and rumithe autobiography of shams i tabrizitranslated by william c.
But, in actuality, the forty rules of love predate even rumis lifetime. See more ideas about sufi poetry, rumi books, beautiful quotes. Chittick has translated about twothirds of the discourses into english and arranged them in a manner that clarifies their meaning and context. The following poem of rumi is written in persian while the last words of each verse end with a greek word. E ntering rumis mausoleum in konya on that early winter morning heralded the beginning of my own rich harvest of his poetry and thought. He introduced mawlana jalal addin muhammad balkhi, usually known as rumi in the west, to islamic mysticism, for which he was immortalized in rumis poetry collection diwane. Be sure that someday youll praise and thank god for your unanswered prayers that once you had wept for them. Maqalat, manuscript in the fatih library, istanbul, n. The maqalate shams e tabrizi discourse of shams i tabrizi is a persian prose book written by shams. Brief notes on divane shams divane shams is a masterpiece of wisdom and eloquence. Here indeed was a man who shared my belief in the power of friendship as a vivifying factor between people of sensibility and complementary insight.
We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Shams itabrizi or shams aldin mohammad 11851248 was a persian muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of mewlana jalal addin muhammad balkhi, also known as rumi and is referenced with great reverence in rumis poetic collection, in particular diwani shams i tabrizi the works of shams of tabriz. However, the greatest difference between the two books is in the respective answers they give to who murdered shams i tabrizi and why. Shams tabrizi and his sufi philosophy is not merely about tasawwuf or islamic mysticism, it is much more. Overall, it bears a mystical interpretation of islam and contains spiritual advice.
Faqeer rang by syed sarfarz shah pdf syed sarfraz shah. Rumis teaching is based on the foundations of sufifism which is divine love, worship, simplicity and moderation, goodness, consciousness of god. The poems translated in this book were written by rumi for shams tabrizi. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Shams of tabriz was a persian sufi and roaming dervish who lived at the end of the twelfth early thirteenth century.
Shams i tabrizi turned rumi into a devotee of music, dance and poetry. The 40 rules of love by shams tabrizi that make up the true essence of life. But until he met his teacher, shamisitabrizi, he was only a sufi scholar who was spiritually asleep. Divane samse tabrizi is named in honour of rumis spiritual teacher and friend shams tabrizi. Shams tabrizi s tomb in khoy, beside a tower monument in a memorial park, has been nominated as a world cultural heritage center by unesco.
The 40 rules of love, by shams tabrizi thehumandivinedotorg. Rumi was reading with a huge pile of books by his side when shams tabrizi. He is credited for wholly transforming mawlana rumis life and thought after arriving in konya in 6421244. Shams tabrizi project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Preface we are pleased to present passages from the recorded discourses of shams e tabrizi in the context of a dynamic relationship between teacher and student. His mission was to transform rumi into a godintoxicated, godrealized human being. The maqalate shamse tabrizi discourse of shamsi tabrizi is a persian prose book written by shams. The maqalate shams e tabrizi discourses of shams i tabrizi is a persian prose book written by shams. I begin in the name of god, the infinitely compassionate and merciful, and i ask his help. The autobiography of shams i tabrizi, which can be purchased at a lower price at. Following is shahid akhtar qalandars rendition of qasida.
The book that he published, called maqalati shamsi tabrizi, the discourses of shamsi tabrizi, provides us with an extraordinary picture of an aweinspiring personality. It provides insight into the spiritual path of a sufi master about whom very little is known, shamsi tabrizi. Rumi and shams the power of friendship zen moments. This book was gathered from the words of the beloved mevlana shamsuddin tabrizi, the sultan of those who have attained. The astounding autobiography of the man who transformed rumi from a. It is often said that rumi had attained the level of a perfect master and as such, he often dwelled in the spiritual realms that were rarely visited by others of this world. You may have come across these in a book of the same title by elif shafak. He was the spiritual teacher and advisor of rumi, and indeed its often said that rumi was a professor who shams transformed into a mystic, a lover, and a poet. Bibliography persian sources diwani kabir diwani shams tabrezi,tr. These thousands of poems, which include about 2000 in quatrains, are collected in two epic books named, divane shams e tabrizi and masnavi massnavi, mathnawi.
Shams etabrizi or shams aldin mohammad died 1248 was a persian 1 2 3 sufi mystic born in the city of tabriz in iran. Rumis selected poems from divan shams tabrizi, is a book of selected poetic works by rumi. Practically every biography highlights his encounter with shams i tabrizi, the wandering mystic who became his beloved companion. Pdf shams tabrizi and his sufi philosophy is not merely. The autobiography of shamsi tabrizi livre pdf format.88 754 1469 1468 707 489 163 555 999 408 217 557 292 402 1473 238 1002 1140 978 1447 1234 1398 1344 41 1194 606 177 643 685 1064 116 998 81 1348 167 409 291 1312 1331 911 155 367 1023 146 370 1409 421 1165