There are many sides to Jalal al-Din Rumi, yet the version of him that has become 'the best-selling poet in North America' is not a true one.
This new anthology of Jalal al-Din Rumi's teachings, freshly translated and supplemented with commentaries, aims to bring readers closer to his work's true, traditional meaning and the man himself, and his position as a great Islamic scholar, teacher and saint.
Besides illustrating the traditional basis of Rumi's teachings, this Treasury displays his unique genius as one of the world's greatest religious writers, whose voice speaks as clearly and compellingly today as in the 7th/13th century.
Everyone has, in their view, become my close friend
but they have not sought out the secrets within me.'
About the Author
Dr. Muhammad Isa Waley is an editor and translator. He worked for 45 years as curator of Persian and Turkish manuscripts and books, first at the British Museum and then at the British Library. His main research specialisations are Islamic manuscripts and the classical verse and prose literature of Islamic spirituality. The subject of his Ph.D. thesis was the Divan poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi, and he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Mawlana Rumi Review.