The Forty Rules of Love in Urdu Book Conceived In She Has Composed The Accompanying Noevels The Gaze The Bastard of Istanbul. محبت کے 40 اصول ۔ Posted in Islam, Maulana Rumi, Spirituality Tagged 40 Rules of Love,Rumi,Shams Tabrizi,اردو اسلام روحانیت,شمس تبریز. The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi - MALIK MUHAMMAD. Pages · · MB Muhammad bin qasim, novel, stories, urdu stories, urdu story.
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The style of the novel is a narrative one and although the sweet blasphemy Is really captivating the narrative of Ella somehow adds some weakness to the novel. The writer nailed it in narrating the sweet blasphemy the way it was shown from many perspectives sometimes from the perspective of shams, sometimes a beggar, sometimes zealot or Rumi or prostitute or even the family of Rumi. That really shows the picture of what was actually happening, the love of Rumi for Shams and the hatred of the townspeople and Rumi's family towards Shams.
But the narrative of Ella lacks the multiple perspectives. It is just from the perspective of Ella, if it was from the point of view of Aziz or her children then the reader would have understood Ella's story more clearly.
I really liked the novel and most of it is because of Shams of Tabriz, from his rules of love to his strong personality to his love and belief on god everything was mesmerizing.
As an agnostic, reading about Shams really awakened the urge to find the GOD in the most unlikely places. It is a tapestry of multiple colors and patterns. Sufism is not an ancient, bygone heritage.
It is a living, breathing philosophy of life. It is applicable to the modern day. It teaches us to look within and transform ourselves, to diminish our egos. There are more and more people, especially women, artists, musicians, and so on, who are deeply interested in this culture. Could you talk about your own spiritual practice and its relation to your creative work?
My interest in spirituality started when I was a college student. At the time it was a bit odd for me to feel such an attraction. I did not grow up in a spiritual environment. My upbringing was just the opposite, it was strictly secular. And I was a leftist, anarcho-pacifist, slightly nihilist, and feminist, and so on, and so were most of my friends, and there was no apparent reason for me to be interested in Sufism or anything like that. But I started reading about it.
Not only Islamic mysticism but mysticisms of all kinds, because they are all reflections of the same universal quest for meaning and love. The more I read the more I unlearned. Unlearning is an essential part of learning, in my experience. We need to keep questioning our truths, our certainties, our dogmas, and ourselves. This kind of introspective thinking, to me, is healthier than criticizing other people all the time.
Has that reception differed significantly from how American readers have responded to the book? It was amazing, and so moving. In Turkey the novel was an all time bestseller. There was such positive, warm feedback from readers, especially from women readers, of all ages, of all views. Often the same book was read by more than one person, by the mother, the daughters, the great-aunt, a distant cousin.
The story reached different audiences. When the novel came out in Bulgaria, France, America, and Italy, I had similar reactions, and I still receive touching e-mails from readers around the world. In other words they share their personal stories with me. And I find that very humbling, very inspiring.
Share on Facebook. Add to Cart. Did your perception of Rumi and of Shams change in the course of writing about them? How do the two stories relate to and illuminate each other?
What are the pleasures of such narrative layering across time and space? How does love shake up their worlds and push them out of their comfort zones? What does the novel suggest about the challenges women faced—particularly in terms of relationships and spiritual aspirations—in medieval Islamic societies? In what ways does Ella change over the course of the novel?
In what ways does Rumi change? Does Ella make the right decision in choosing love and the present moment over security and the future?
What would Shams think of her choice? In what ways are Sweet Blasphemy and The Forty Rules of Love both about the need to break free from conventions and the fear of the opinion of others, the desire for safety, respectability, and security?
What instances of defying convention stand out in the novel? What is the price to be paid for going against prevailing opinion? What is Shafak saying about the personal and imaginative potential of fiction? Have you had similarly transformative experiences from reading novels?
What struggles do women face in the Islamic world of Sweet Blasphemy? In what ways do social conventions and religious stricture inhibit the lives of Kerra, Kimya, and Desert Rose the Harlot? Fifth Rule Intellect and love are made of different materials.
Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, "Beware too much ecstasy," whereas love says, "Oh, never mind! Take the plunge. But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures. Sixth Rule Most of the problems of the world stem from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don't ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete.
That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence. Seventh Rule Loneliness and solitude are two different things. When you are lonely, it is easy to delude yourself into believing that you are on the right path. Solitude is better for us, as it means being alone without feeling lonely. But eventually it is best to find a person, the person who will be your mirror. Remember, only in another person's heart can you truly see yourself and the presence of God within you.
Eighth Rule Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a newpath only for you. Be thankful!
It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful for not only what he has been given but also for all that he has been denied. Ninth Rule Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn.
Impatience means to be so shortsighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full. Tenth Rule East, west, south, or north makes little difference.
No matter what your destination, just be sure to make every journey a journey within. If you travel within, you'll travel the whole wide world and beyond. Eleventh Rule The midwife knows that when there is no pain, the way for the baby cannot be opened and the mother cannot give birth. Likewise, for a new Self to be born, hardship is necessary.
Just as clay needs to go through intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected in pain. Twelfth Rule The quest for Love changes us.
There is no seeker among those who search for Love who has not matured on the way. The moment you start looking for Love, you start to change within and without. Thirteenth Rule There are more fake gurus and false teachers in this world than the number of stars in the visible universe. Don't confuse power-driven, self-centered people with true mentors.
A genuine spiritual master will not direct your attention to himself or herself and will not expect absolute obedience or utter admiration from you, but instead will help you to appreciate and admire your inner self. True mentors are as transparent as glass. They let the Light of God pass through them.
Fourteenth Rule Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? Fifteenth Rule God is busy with the completion of your work, both outwardly and inwardly. He is fully occupied with you. Every human being is a work in progress that is slowly but inexorably moving toward perfection.
We are each an unfinished work of art both waiting and striving to be completed. God deals with each of us separately because humanity is a fine art of skilled penmanship where every single dot is equally important for the entire picture.
Sixteenth Rule It's easy to love a perfect God, unblemished and infallible that He is. What is far more difficult is to love fellow human beings with all their imperfections and defects. Remember, one can only know what one is capable of loving. There is no wisdom without love. Unless we learn to love God's creation, we can neither truly love nor truly knowGod.
Seventeenth Rule Real filth is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure waters, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart. Eighteenth Rule The whole universe is contained within a single human beingyou. Everything that you see around, including the things you might not be fond of and even the people you despise or abhor, is present within you in varying degrees.
Therefore, do not look for Sheitan outside yourself either. The devil is not an extraordinary force that attacks from without. It is an ordinary voice within. If you get to know yourself fully, facing with honesty and hardness both your dark and bright sides, you will arrive at a supreme form of consciousness. When a person knows himself or herself, he or she knows God. Nineteenth Rule If you want to change the way others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself.
Unless you learn to love yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved. Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn others might throw at you.