عرفان شاعرانه نور الدین عبدالرحمن جامی
Despite being virtually unknown here in America, the outstanding 15th century Persian Sufi, Nuruddin Abdul Rahman Jami was a Sufi poet par excellence. Among the Persian speakers, Jami's following verses-- offering glowing praises for Rumi and his magna obra, Masnavi Manavi or Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meanings-- are widely known and often recited:
Rumi's Masnavi Manavi
is the Quran in Persian language.
I'm not saying that his excellency,
Maulana Rumi is a Prophet,
but he sure does have a Book.
مثنوي معنوي مولوي
هست قرآن درزبان پهلوي
من نمي گويم كه آن عالي جناب
هست پيغمبر، ولي دارد كتاب
نور الدین عبدالرحمن جامی