Saturday, 7 August 2010
Mawlana ar-Rumi's (q.s.) Book
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The mystics have gone beyond words, the ultimate state and taught the seekers to transcend words.
Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (q.s.), the great Sufi mystic was the first to buy an old unlettered Sufi book which was very old. He read it everyday in the absence of people and put it under his pillow after having read it. The disciples were highly intrigued to know what their master read. They tried all possible ways to take a peep into the mysterious book. Some even resorted to climb on the roof, remove a tile and peer into the room to look at the book from above. However they could not figure out the contents of the book.
On the day of Mawlana ar-Rumi (q.s.) shedding his mortal coil, the disciples were more concerned about the book, more than the Master himself. They dashed to his room and pulled out the book that was under the pillow and urgently peered into it. They saw only an empty book.