Readings

Rumi Collection3

 

Resources for Reading Rumi have been furnished by generous support from PARSA CF, and are open to all NIU faculty and students. 

Current resources for the study of Rumi, and the Persian literary tradition, include the following:

 

 

Persian Literature - Rumi

 

Rumi – Primary Sources

Swallowing the Sun (trans. F. Lewis)

Discourses of Rumi (trans. A.J. Arberry) 

The Quatrains of Rumi (trans. Farhadi and Gamard)

Selected Poems from the Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi (trans. R.A. Nicholson) 

Selected poems from the Mathnavi (trans. R.A. Nicholson)

Silent Words (trans. R.A. Nicholson) 

Rumi, Spiritual Verses (trans. A. Williams)

Open Secret: Versions of Rumi (trans. Barks and Moyne) 

Unseen Rain (trans. Barks and Moyne)

Fihi ma Fihi (publ. Amir Kabir)  

Koliyate Shams (ed. Forozanfar)

 

Rumi – Secondary Sources

Me and Rumi (William Chittick) 

The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (William Chittick)

The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi (William Chittick) 

Rumi’s Sun: The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz (trans. Algan and Helminski)

Rumi - Past and Present, East and West (Franklin Lewis) 

The Triumphal Sun (Annemarie Schimmel)

Ahadis va Qesase Masnavi (B. Forozanfar)

 

 

Persian Literature - General

 

Anthologies  

A Thousand Years of Persian Rubaiyat (trans. R. Saberi)

An Invitation to Persian Poetry (trans. R. Saberi) 

A Millennium of Classical Persian Poetry (ed. W. Thackston)

 

Rudaki 

Father of Persian Verse: Rudaki and His Poetry (trans. S. Tabatabai)

 

Firdawsi  

The Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (trans. D. Davis)

 

Abu Sa‘id Abu‘l-Khair 

The Poems of Abu Sa‘id Abu‘l Kheyr (trans. Ordoubadian)

 

Sana’i

Divan (ed. P. Babai)    

  

‘Attar

Fifty Poems of Attar (trans. Alizadeh and Avery) 

Divan (publ. Aban)

The Speech of the Birds (trans. P. Avery)

  

Ruzbehan Baqli

The Unveiling of Secrets: Diary of a Sufi Master (trans. C. Ernst)

  

Sa‘di

The Gulistan of Sa‘di (trans. W. Thackston) 

Gulistan & Bustan (English-Farsi)

 

Fakhruddin Iraqi 

Divine Flashes (trans. Chittick and Wilson)

 

Shabistari 

Garden of Mystery (trans. R. Darr)

The Mystic Rose Garden (E. Whinfield)

 

Hafiz

Divan-e Hafiz (2 vols.; Khanlari edition) 

Biography of Hafiz (English-Farsi)

 

Jami 

Masnavi Salaman va Absal (ed. Sayyadkooh)   

Masnavi Haft Orang (publ. Ahoora)  

Baharestan (English-Farsi)

This Heavenly Wine (trans. V. Abramian)

  

Jamali

The Mirror of Meanings (trans. A. A. Seyed-Gohrab)

 

Audio   

Through Eternity: Homage to Molavi (Audio CD)

Rooz o Shab, Poetry of Rumi (Audio CD)

Rumi read by Kayhan Ghodsi (Audio CD)

Hafez; Mahjoob Recitation (Audio CD)