Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, is quite fond of recommending new things to people. After Ertugrul and The Anarchy, he has a new book that he feels everyone should give a read. This time it’s all about The Forty Rules of Love.
Imran Khan has singlehandedly sparked a craze for Turkish TV content. And now pundits are of the view that he might turn non-readers into avid readers as well, thanks to his widespread appeal and influence among the country’s youth. But enough about him, let’s talk about what the book is about.
The Forty Rules of Love is a novel about Maulana Jalal-ud-din (Rumi, yes that one whose quotes we all love sharing). The novel narrates the adventures of Rumi and his companion Shams Tabrizi.
About the Forty Rules of Love
This best selling novel was written by Turkish author Elif Shafak in 2009. It is a book about Sufism, Rumi, divine love, and Shams Tabriz.
The novel takes us on a ride with Ella, who starts to doubt how her life is progressing. It is a life that doesn’t have any real passion or love. How does one find these elusive things?
To find the answer, Ella seeks out Shams of Tabriz, who offers wisdom and advice that help us find the inspiration and spiritual peace we so much crave.
Seeing how PM Imran Khan is fascinated by Turkish culture, this was a natural recommendation by him.
Imran Khan took to his Instagram, and this is what he had to say regarding his latest craze:
“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,” Khan suggested the audiences.
Will you be picking up The Forty Rules of Love any time soon? Have you read it? Let us know what you think!