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by Robert Bononno,Nahal Tajadod

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  • ISBN 1590206452
  • ISBN13 978-1590206454
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Bononno,Nahal Tajadod
  • Publisher Overlook Books; Reprint edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats doc lrf doc lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1678 kb
  • Size Fb2 1341 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 860

What torments the souls of men? What would lead a respected scholar and preacher to suddenly lock himself away in a room with a strange man for forty days and nights--and then to spring forth illuminated, dancing, ignited with passion and knowledge? What leads a solemn scholar to become Rumi, the great Sufi poet and creator of the whirling dervish dance--one of the most important figures in world literature?

In Rumi: The Fire of Love, acclaimed writer Nahal Tajadod brings to vivid life this ages-old tale of metamorphosis and creative fire. Since the thirteenth century, the story of Rumi and his fifty thousand unforgettable verses has mesmerized the world. Herself a renowned translator of Rumi into French, Tajadod does not hesitate to lift even the most intimate veils. Breathing new life into the mystical and carnal Orient of old, Tajadod delves into the soul of artistry and, embodying the mind of the great poet, uncovers the divine passion of Rumi's work--and beautifully displays that when the body and soul stop fighting against one another, they burn from the same flame.

Already in production as a motion picture, Rumi: The Fire of Love is a breathtaking work of modern passion in a longago time.


Nahal implies a physical relationship between Rumi and Shams.

Nahal implies a physical relationship between Rumi and Shams. A true mystic whom has encountered the beloved knows that chastity is God's secret. The death of the ego is the martial bed for the lover and the beloved. Even though Mrs. Tajadod claims to have based her story on the facts that she found in Manaqib'u-l Arifin - a kind of biographical work written by Aflaki, a dervish of Rumi's grandson Ulu Arif Chelebi - she apparently interspersed her story with innumerous false pieces of information that is highly likely to mislead the ordinary reader.

Herself a renowned translator of Rumi into French, Tajadod does not . Already in production as a motion picture, Rumi: The Fire of Love is a breathtaking work of modern passion in a long-ago time.

Herself a renowned translator of Rumi into French, Tajadod does not hesitate to lift even the most intimate veils. Breathing new life into the mystical and carnal Orient of old, Tajadod delves into the soul of artistry and, embodying the mind of the great poet, uncovers the divine passion of Rumi's work - and beautifully displays that when the body and soul stop fighting against one another, they burn from the same flame.

Tajadod, Nahal; Bononno, Robert. A fictionalized biography of Rumi, the 13th century Turkish mystic. Includes bibliographical references.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9781590200803.

After a hundred pages, i just realized why i don't like fictional autobiographies. I'm not meeting the Rumi that i know and love.

A fictionalized biography of Rumi, the 13th century Turkish mystic. After a hundred pages, i just realized why i don't like fictional autobiographies. Only someone's imagination of the man. If you like a very descriptive overview of the time, well and good, this book is for you. If you want the "true" soul of Rumi, read his works, not of his works in my opinion.

by Nahal Tajadod & translated by Robert Bononno . Tajadod’s first novel to be translated into English divides the legendary 13th-century Persian poet’s life into three periods, each governed by his relationship with a particular male beloved. Hesam, a young student of Rumi, serves as scribe and narrator.

Read Rumi, by Nahal Tajadod online on Bookmate – What torments the souls of men? What would lead a respected scholar and preacher to suddenly lock himself away in a room with a strange man for forty.

Read Rumi, by Nahal Tajadod online on Bookmate – What torments the souls of men? What would lead a respected scholar and preacher to suddenly lock himself away in a room with a strange man for fort. What torments the souls of men? What would lead a respected scholar and preacher to suddenly lock himself away in a room with a strange man for forty days and nights-and then to spring forth illuminated, dancing, ignited with passion and knowledge? In Rumi, acclaimed writer Nahal Tajadod brings to vivid life this age-old tale of metamorphosis and creative fire.

Rumi: The Fire of Love. ISBN 9781590206454 (978-1-59020-645-4) Softcover, Overlook Books, 2011. Find signed collectible books: 'Rumi: The Fire of Love'. Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes. Coauthors & Alternates. Jean-Claude Carrière.

Front Cover: Rumi the Book of Love See a random page in this book. The Forbidden Rumi: The Suppressed Poems of Rumi on Love, Heresy, and Intoxication by Will Johnson and Nevit O. Ergin (14 February 2006).

Talk about Rumi: The Fire of Love


Blacknight
It's interesting that the 2 bad reviews both are hung up on the idea that a spiritual person must be "chaste." Quite telling. Yes, the story discusses Sham's and Rumi's relationship, which is often also brought up in other valid discussions on Sufism. Yes, it is a fictionalized biography, as it professes to being up front. Also, it states that all of the dialogue came directly from writings of the actual people from historical texts. And since the author has dedicated her life to the translation of Rumi's works, I think it's safe to say she knows at least as much about him as the reviewers that take issue with her account.

I found it to be a good read. If you are interested in Rumi and open minded I recommend it.
Shomeshet
This is a fictional biography that the author has written. I must point out that Nahal insinuates there was a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdeline. The Bible speaks of the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine. It doesn't say who's wedding it is. Judaic tradition makes it clear Jesus was the bridegroom because the bridegroom is responsible for providing the wine. Therefore it is very possible Jesus and Mary were in fact married. However divine love demands chastity. The hidden qualities of love are known through chastity. It is what draws a man or woman's spirit upwards to union with God, the beloved.

Nahal implies a physical relationship between Rumi and Shams. A true mystic whom has encountered the beloved knows that chastity is God's secret. The death of the ego is the martial bed for the lover and the beloved. Does this mean that one can't have a healthy intimate marriage or relationship? The truth is this, chastity belongs to the beloved exclusively. One can be married and/or in a relationship with someone, and one day it happens, you encounter the beloved. It doesn't mean you leave your partner or spouse. It means you dive deeper into the contemplation of God and search within for meaning. When your heart longs for God he will reveal the beloved's mystery to you.

Rumi and Shams speak a language of divine love through the heart-opening. They sacrificed their desires and became the sacrifice. Nahal needs to seek God in his hiding place and get a better grip on her own wild sexual fantasies.Stringing Beads: Making a Beautiful Life Moment by Moment
Rolorel
I'm nearly halfway so haven't finished reading it yet, but what I have read so far provides me with an ample amount of information to comment on this story written by what I believe to be a sincere writer who knows next to nothing about Mawlana Muhammad Jelaluddin Rumi.

The book continually dwells on Shams who is inaccurately portrayed as an utterly eccentric being given to a certain set of unexpected reactions to everything happening around him, and as a man who is very capricious and persnickety. Such external expressions of the carnal soul which mirror the hidden vices in an "untamed" person don't exist even in a newly-initiated disciple! A real sufi makes continuous efforts to refrain from being a burden on others. This wrongfully distorted Shams figure keeps harrassing those around him with his unending stupid wishes and is shown to be the only person who helped Rumi to transform into a zealous lover of the divine (whatever it means) after renouncing his "former bigotry" allegedly stemming from the "rigidity" and "intolerance" of the Islamic Law. I don't have enough time or space to criticize the description of Rumi by the writer. I need to suffice it to say that Rumi had 7 important people in his life, just like the 7 colors of the rainbow. And Shams was only one of the colors in that rainbow, although a very bright one that stood out more as centuries went by. When Rumi met him, he was already a mature spiritual teacher, and needless to say, a very devoted follower of the prayerful daily life exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him and all other prophets.

Those who deem it very difficult to restrain their carnal desires and find it impossible to learn the core of Islam, which is nothing but Sufism, and reshape their lives and behavior accordingly, have been trying to draw an inaccurate and completely distorted picture of Rumi particularly in the recent years after such people were most profoundly inspired by the "versionized" translations of Coleman Barks who naturally appealed to a great number of non-Muslim westerners as well as unpracticing Muslims with his "counterfeit" Rumi.

Even though Mrs. Tajadod claims to have based her story on the facts that she found in Manaqib'u-l Arifin - a kind of biographical work written by Aflaki, a dervish of Rumi's grandson Ulu Arif Chelebi - she apparently interspersed her story with innumerous false pieces of information that is highly likely to mislead the ordinary reader.

For those who want to extract genuine pearls of wisdom from the bottomless ocean of Rumi, I advice first learning about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, on whose path Rumi is -as he himself says - nothing but "mere dust," and then reading Rumi in the works of real Sufis such as Seyyed Hosein Nasr, Ibrahim Gamard and William Chittick who not only know Persian but also Islamic sciences in depth.

I'm definitely not against the writing of stories about such sublime personages, but I'm certainly against the conveying of such inaccurate information to people who are already very confused as to who to trust.
Not everybody who knows Persian has the right to write on Rumi, just like not everybody with a superb command of Arabic can read and understand the Holy Quran.

Unless one is acquainted with the real taste of the divine, one cannot possibly appreciate the value of such holy people. Real freedom is not having the right to do or write anything one likes, but it is not asking anything of anyone first and then renouncing your relative being by being continuously vigilant in practicing the divine commands as taught by the Prophet.

So, those who have read this book SHOULD NOT conclude that they have acquired some accurate information about Islam, Sufism or Rumi.

"I'm a slave of the Quran as long as I'm alive
I'm dust on the path of Muhammad, the chosen one,
And whoever relates from me anything other than this
I deplore him and his words"

Rumi
Varshav
This is such a beautiful and inspiring read. I was completely transported. If you are trying to find the perfect book to take you away from the holiday stress, you can stop searching now.