Sunday, June 18, 2006

Mawlavi Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273)

The way to avert calamity is not by brutality,
the way is morality, and amnesty and humanity.
[The Prophetص ] said: “Charity repels calamity;
Cure your malady with charity, O youth.”

Mawlavi Jalal al-Din Rumi
Mathnavi VI, 2590-2.
transmuted to English by
Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen


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