The following excerpts are from The life and Work of Jalaluddin Rumi - By Afzal Ikbal (click on the following link to read the entire chapter titled LATIN TRANSLATION OF THE MATHNAWI, as well as the great Rumi scholar, Mr. Ikbal's par excellence book, The life and Work of Jalaluddin Rumi.
Late Professor Afzal Ikbal's universally acclaimed book is universally considered as A MUST READ for anyone interested in scholarly research material on Rumi's life and literary works. The free online copy of the book is courtesy of the outstandingly researched and documented site on Rumi: http://www.semazen.net
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