Explanation of Rumi’s Mysteries in Masnavi

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This book is one of the most invaluable works of Mullah Hadi Sabzevari, on giving explanations for the difficult couplets pf Rumi’s (great Persian poet) poetical work (Masnavi). Mullah Hadi was strongly interested in Masnavi, he wrote explanations for each book of Masnavi (Masnavi contains 6 books).

The author
Mullah Hadi Sabzewari, Persian philosopher and poet 1797 – 1878), Sabzewar (town in Khorasan, Iran). He ####disseminated and clarified the doctrines of Mullah Sadra Shirazi (leading Persian philosopher; 1571 – 1640). He studies philosophy and mysticism in Isfahan, Iran under great teachers: Mullah Hossein Sabzewari, Muhammad Ibrahim Karbasi, Sheikh Muhammad Taqi, Mullah Ali Mazandarani Nuri and Mullah Ismail Isfahani. Then he went to Mashhad and started teaching. The following are some of his students in Mashhad:

- Mullah Muhammad Kazem Khorasani
- Mullah Muhammad Kazem Sabzewari
- Ayatollah Mirza Hossein Mujtahed Sabzewari
- Mullah Abdul Karim Quchani
- Mirzza Hasan Karim Damad
- Mirza Muhammad Yazdi, etc.

Then went to Sabzewar and took up residence for forty years in this city. He wrote books and trained many students.
Sabzewari was also a poet, composed mystic poems. His pen name was “Asrar” (Secrets).

Over 30 writings ( including books, glosses and treatises) are left of him:
1- The secrets of philosophy
2- Diwan (the collection of his poems)
3- On the principles of religion
4- Explanation for the book Masnawi (Rumi’s poetical work)
5- Resurrection in philosophy and Islamic theology
6- The treatise of Hakim Sabzewari (including the important philosophical and mystic discussions)
7- Explanation for “Du’a al-Sabah” (Morning prayer)
8- Explanation for “Joshan Kabir prayer)
9- On the rules and secrets of jurisprudence
10- Glosses on the book “Asfar” (philosophical work of Mullah Sadra)
11- Glosses on the book “Shawahed al-Robubiya”
12- Glosses on the book “The beginning and Resurrection” (written by Maullah Sadra)
13- Glosses on “Mafatih al-Qayb” (The mysterious keys)
14- Al- Meqyas “The scale” (on jurisprudence)
15- Persian explanation for the difficult verses of the poetical book “Masnawi”
16- The secrets of prayer
17- His autobiography
18- On the figures of speech
19- Versified poems
20- Explanation for the book “The useful discussions” (written by Allameh Helli), etc.

The book structure
- explanation on the 1st book
- explanation on the 2nd book
- explanation on the 3rd book
- explanation on the 4th book
- explanation on the 5th book
- explanation on the 6th book


Explanation of Rumi’s Mysteries in Masnavi


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