Rumi’s Masnavi read by Jawid Mojaddedi, With Music

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

This is wonderful!!

Rumi’s Masnavi, Book One, is read by Jawid Mojaddedi from his own excellent translation, and in his beautiful voice. The first seven tales are included in the ongoing project, all podcast in mp3 format, which you can play on the Windows Media Player or download to your own music player.

This translation, the Oxford World’s Classics edition, which was awarded the 2004 Lois Roth Prize, follows the Persian original by using rhyming couplets. To add to the experience, Toure Moumouni and Alain Kersanty perform backround music on ney, robab, tar, and daf, to enhance the lovely words.

Alhamdulillah! Jawid, Toure and Alain are all dervishes of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order.

There is also a Paypal donation button on the site. Donations received by the author are given to the Nimatullahi charity that maintains medical clinics for the neediest citizens of several West African nations, where no one is turned away.

(It is the same charity that receives 10% of all profits from my book Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel).

Click HERE and scroll down to listen.

To order Book One and/or Book Two from Amazon, click HERE.

Ya Haqq!


7 Responses to Rumi’s Masnavi read by Jawid Mojaddedi, With Music

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  2. Bint-eh Adam says:

    Salam :)

    Wishing you Eid Greetings and an Accepted Ramadan !

    Here’s to an amazing 11 months ahead; full of light, peace and much enlightenment for the soul! Ameen!

    I still need to get my hands on that book of your’s DOH-

  3. Shahrzad says:

    jawad mujaddedi is Iranian? He seems to have kind of genes! ;)

  4. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sister Shahrzad:

    Yes, Jawid is Iranian :) Here is a link to his biography from the Rutgers University website, where he teaches:

    Ya Haqq!

  5. Shahrzad says:

    Thank you Irving. I made mistake and said Jawad. His name is Jawid. Jawid mean Eternal..

  6. Jawid is Afghan says:

    Just a short correction. Professor Mojaddedi is Afghan, not Iranian.

  7. Aslim says:

    Interesting interview on ‘The secret of the Masnavi’ with one of its translators:

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