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The Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 25, verses or 50, lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God. The Masnavi is a poetic collection of anecdotes and stories derived from the Quran, hadith sources, and everyday tales. Stories are told to illustrate a point and each moral is discussed in detail.
It incorporates a variety of Islamic wisdom but primarily focuses on emphasizing inward personal Sufi interpretation. In contrast to Rumi's Diwan, the Masnavi is a relatively "sober" text. It explains the various dimensions of spiritual life and practice to Sufi disciples and anyone who wishes to ponder the meaning of life. The Masnavi was started by the Rumi during the final years of his life. He began dictating the first book around the age of 54 around the year and continued composing verses until his death in The sixth and final book would remain incomplete.
These men are said to have met regularly in meetings where Rumi would deliver the verses and Chalabi would write them down and recite them back to him.
Each book consists of about 4, verses and contains its own prose introduction and prologue. Some scholars suggest that in addition to the incomplete Book 6, there might have been a seventh volume. Close menu.
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The Masnavi is one of the most influential works of Sufism , commonly called "the Quran in Persian". The Masnavi is a poetic collection of anecdotes and stories derived from the Quran , hadith  sources, and everyday tales. Stories are told to illustrate a point and each moral is discussed in detail. It incorporates a variety of Islamic wisdom but primarily focuses on emphasizing inward personal Sufi interpretation.
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