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Rumi: Stories for Young Adults from the Mathnawi (Islamic Classics for Young Adults) [Paperback]

Jelaluddin Rumi , Rose Ghajar Bakhtiar , Muhammad Nur Abdus Salam
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  • Paperback: 199 pages
  • Publisher: ABC International Group Inc.,U.S.; Ill edition (Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930637047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930637047
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,290,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This series of stories for young adults is to encourage young people to turn to an important literary heritage. This series is recommended for children 13-18 years old although the stories can be read to younger children. The stories here are adapted from the writings of Rumi. Other books in this series include: Saadi Stories for Young Adults, Attar Stories for Young Adults, and Kalilah and Dimnah Stories for Young Adults. Rumi, born in Balkh, which was part of the Persian empire, was born on September 20, 1207. His two masterpieces are Divan-i Shams-i Tabrizi and the Mathnawi-yi-manawi (Spiritual Couplets). Rumi's writings may be enjoyed by everyone. We still yearn for the same spiritual balance that Rumi spoke about; we still ask the same questions about the meaning of life and death that Rumi addressed.

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3.0 out of 5 stars "Every child of Adam errs..." 5 Aug 2012
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Already owning translations of various works covered in this series (Islamic Classics for Young Adults), I bought a couple of its titles, that on Jalal al-Din Rumi and on Farid al-Din Attar, in the hope that it would "do what it says on the tin," allowing me to read from them to groups of Muslim young adults, many with low-ability literacy, and inspire them to a little bit higher in the sky to pluck the fruits of Islamic spirituality. While some of my personal favourites are absent, the stories inside are nonetheless well chosen and the paraphrase not too long, the text is printed in a larger-than-average font for ease of access, and the line-drawn illustrations that act as frontispieces to each chapter are refreshing. What lets the books in the series down is the high number of careless orthographic mistakes, which may cause even the proficient reader to stumble; that and the insufficiently rare infelicitous turn of phrase. A great idea, much to be commended, but imperfectly executed, which is sad given the lofty literary status of the originals.Rumi: Stories for Young Adults from the Mathnawi (Islamic Classics for Young Adults)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for a youth. 9 April 2013
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Got this as a present for my nine year old and she loves it, all stories are really good, would recommend it highly.
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