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Sacred Books

  • This site contains the holy Koran in Arabic & multiple translations in Persian & English; complete six books of Mathnawi by Nicholson in Persian and an abridged translation of the six books of Mathnawi in English by E.H. Winfield. It also offers Rumi's collected poems, "Divan -e- Shams", in Persian; Rumi's discourses, "Fihe Ma Fihe", in English by A.J. Arbery, and a few Islamic prayer books in both Persian and English.

  • This site contains a free archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends, folklore, and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language. It also has all the core texts of religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on one disk for sale.

  • Direct link to English translations of Islamic sacred books- the Koran, Hadith and some Sufi texts by Attar, Rumi, Sana’i, Shabistari, Eflaki, Al-Ghazzali, Hafiz, Khayyam, Sa’di, and Inayat khan.

  • is the activity of the American Institute of Masnavi Studies (AIMS) on the Internet. The Institute is affiliated with the International Hazrat-i Mevlânâ Foundation, in Istanbul, Turkey. This site contains selected parts of Masnavi and Divan in English with Persian transliteration of them. Some helpful links to number of sites with related topics.

Informative Sites

Persian Resources

  • A Persian – Persian online Dictionary that combines Dehkhoda Encyclopedic Dictionary of Persian Language and Maibodi Persian Dictionary.

    A very useful site, this site offers a collection of Persian classical poetry with a search engine. It contains the entire 6 books of Rumi’s Mathnawi and the Divan. Works of Attar, Hafiz, Sana’i and most of the other famous classical Persian poets can be found on this site.

  • Persian to English and English to Persian online dictionary.

  • A large collection of Persian poetry with search capability.