As Rumi meets his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz, in the thirteenth century, The Forty Rules of Love unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives that together explore Rumi’s enduring influence. Taking a job as a reader for a literary agency, Ella Rubenstein is forty-years-old and unhappy with her marriage. Among her first assignments is reading and reporting on Sweet Blasphemy, an Aziz Zahara novel.
The dervish’s role in transforming Shams into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love mesmerizes Ella. As well as Shams’s lessons, or rules, she is intrigued by an ancient philosophy that emphasizes unity and love among all races, religions, and cultures. In Rumi’s story, she can see how her own story mirrors Rumi’s, and Zahara too, has come to free her. This Books is available at kitabdeal with fast delivery.