Masnawi Sacred Texts of Islam: Book One
Masnawi: is Rumi's major work in the form of (Spiritual Couplets), a six-volume poem regarded by some Sufis as the Persian-language Qur'an. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of mystical poetry. It contains approximately 27,000 lines of Persian poetry.
This book, English translation of Rumi's famous Masnavi, gives the booklets as the form of Tales, categorized and focused on each topics. Rumi's poetry is often divided into various categories: the quatrains (rubayat) and odes (ghazal) of the Divan, the six books of the Masnavi. The prose works are divided into The Discourses, The Letters, and the Seven Sermons. Rumi believed passionately in the use of music, poetry and dance as a path for reaching God.
For Rumi, music helped devotees to focus their whole being on the divine and to do this so intensely that the soul was both destroyed and resurrected. It was from these ideas that the practice of whirling Dervishes developed into a ritual form. His teachings became the base for Mevlevi.