This book is the first step for becoming familiarized with Rumi,” Nasseri wrote in the preface of the book.
“I have tried to look at Rumi’s life from the beginning to the end very concisely and I also tried to make the readers more sensitive to and interested in Rumi’s character,” he added.
“This work is a drop of the sea of Rumi’s personality,” he noted.
“Manaqib al-Arefin” is one of the sources that was used to write the book. Written by Shams ud-Din Ahmad Aflaki in the 14th century CE, it is the oldest and most reliable biography of Rumi.