The Masnavi, or Masnavi-I Ma'navi or Mesnevi (Turkish), also written Mathnawi, Ma'navi, or Mathnavi, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet. It is one of the best known and most influential works of both Sufism and Persian literature. The Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that each amount to about 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines. It is a spiritual writing that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being in true love with God. This version is abridged and translated by E.H. Whinfield in 1898.* Full version of the Masnavi in English translation.* Fullscreen mode.* Easy and simple to use layout with page animations.* Choose from a wide variety of customisable themes.* Small lightweight size.* Contains advertisements.