masnavi.net is a non-profit effort, unaffiliated with any religious or governmental organization. Its goal is to present the Masnavi of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī Balkhī (more widely known as Rumi in some countries and as Mawlānā or Mevlânâ in others) in such a way as to make it more accessible to readers from all walks of life. As such, it is hoped that this site will be found beneficial by both interested members of the public and specialists. While apparently the first of its kind in the category of free online offerings of the Masnavi together with its translations, masnavi.net also serves as an excellent resource for native speakers of Persian. The site currently includes a number of features distinguishing it from virtually every other offering of the poem, whether printed or online. Among them are the following:
The small team that has put this site together has done so on a wholly non-profit basis. All of the work put into it, from gathering the necessary Persian text and translations, recitations, and making them suitable for usage on the web, all the way to the actual programming of the site itself has been done by volunteers.
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