Persian Poetics Presents:

Pearls of the Masnavi - Book I

Join us as we study Rumi’s most important work!

This is the book of the Masnavi, and it is the roots of the roots of religion in respect of revealing the secrets of attainment and of certainty, and it is the greatest knowledge of God, and it is the most radiant way of God and the clearest proof of God.”

-Rumi, the Masnavi, Introduction

Called ‘The Qur'ān in Persian’ by Sufis, the Masnavi is Rumis magnum opus. It is among the most important works in the Muslim world, once read from the Balkans to the Bengal.

The six-volume book is a collection of stories, anecdotes, and explanations intended to guide the spiritual seeker along the path.

Join us as we read selections of the first book along with commentaries to illuminate the deeper meanings of the text.

Don’t miss this chance!

Class Information:

Platform: Zoom (classes are recorded, live attendance *not* required).

Time: 12 Noon NYC time, 5 PM London time.

Duration: 70-90 Minutes.

Dates: May 7th - July 10th.

Days: English class - Saturday, Persian class - Sunday.

Students can attend only the English class or both classes:

The Saturday class consists of a short lecture, reading the Masnavi in English, and looking into the commentaries to deepen our understanding.

In the Sunday class, students read the Masnavi in Persian. The goal of this section is to improve Persian reading comprehension.

If you would like to learn Persian so you can join our future Persian classes, you can do that here.

Cost: 149 USD (payable via Venmo, Paypal, or Credit).

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O brother, if you follow external forms,

you won’t smell spirituality’s scent until judgment day.

If you want an immortal soul,

read Rumi’s Masnavī-i Maʿnavī.

-Qāsim-i Anwār (14th century)