The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi

In this lyrical, exuberant tale, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak, author of The Island of Missing Trees (a Reese's Book Club Pick), incarnates Rumi's timeless message of love

The Forty Rules of Love unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives--one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual more


368 pages

Average rating: 7.57




Community Reviews

Apr 11, 2023
10/10 stars
“You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe, because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for Him: in the heart of a true lover.” Are you living with purpose? If yes then “40 Rules of Love” is a book that you will cherish for a lifetime. This enlightening story with a life altering perspective will inspire more
Apr 09, 2023
1/10 star
Couldn’t finish this. After 150 pages I skipped to the last chapter to see if I missed anything major… didn’t feel like I needed to read more.
Mar 09, 2023
There are very few books which impact your life in a way that this one does. While the rules of love or Sufi teachings unravel as the story develops you can’t help but feel as if these rules were especially said out loud keeping your life in mind. Each teaching of “Shams of Tabriz” is a golden lesson for one in life. Simple philosophy helping you find your way just as helped the great “Rumi”. A gift for all who are feeling a bit lost.
Mar 03, 2023
Quote: “Love is the very essence and purpose of life.”
Jan 16, 2023
8/10 stars
A very good book to read on Sufism. Runs nicely keeps you on hold most of the time. Though it seems it's a book on Rumi, but i felt Shams Tabriz is the central character of the book.

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