On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan recommended reading Elif Shafak’s Forty Rules Of Love to the whole youth of Pakistan.
Recently, Prime Minister asked the youth to read the Turkish writer’s book Forty Rules Of Rules so that youth may come closer to Islam as the book is all about Maulana Rumi and Shams Tabrizi’s love for God.
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He took to twitter and said that this book had inspired him as it is about divine love. “This October I suggest our youth to read The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. An inspirational book about divine love, Sufism, Rumi, and his Murshid Shams Tabriz. I read it a few years back and was deeply inspired,” said Khan
The premier Imran Khan further wrote about The Forty Rules of Love, “A great read for our youth during lockdown days. An excellent brief history of the driving force that made Islamic civilization the greatest of its time and then the factors behind its decline.”
Elif Shafak is a Turkish well-known writer mainly known for her work for Forty rules of love, published in 2009. It revolves around the love between Maulana Jalal-Ud-Din, popularly known as Rumi, and his companion Shams Tabrizi. It reveals how Shams transformed a scholar into a Sufi through love.
The book’s review on Amazon reads, “Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives — one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz — that together incarnate the poet’s timeless message of love.”
The premier recommended this book by saying that the book reveals the rich history of Islamic civilization and factors that led to their decline. He recommended this book amid coronavirus as people are staying at homes so that they can use their time well.