The Erasure of Islam From the Poetry of Rumi

The New Yorker

I have no idea if this writer is correct or not – but I did downloaded The Essential Rumi so I could look at it for myself. I am probably not reading Rumi here – but something twice removed from him.

As when I am reading the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament). The translation I read is powerful in its own right, but is thousands of years removed from the original.

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