The Essential Rumi by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

This book is a comprehensive collection of poems by a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, offering readers a deep dive into the spiritual and philosophical world of one of the most beloved poets in history. The compilation explores themes of love, the divine, and the nature of the human soul, drawing on the poet's rich imagery and profound insights to captivate and enlighten its audience. Through these translated verses, the reader is invited to experience the timeless wisdom that transcends cultural and religious boundaries, providing a glimpse into the ecstatic and mystical journey towards spiritual transcendence.

The 4776th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 133

Since this book was first published in 1995, there is a penalty of 33.6%. The age adjusted score is 88.31.

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