Would you believe it? I bought this book (on impulse) because Imran Khan had recommended it. Yes, Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, had shared a picture of this book on his Facebook page earlier this month, recommending it to the youth of the country.
He said: “An inspirational book about divine love, Sufism, Rumi & his Murshid Shams Tabriz. I read it a few years back and was deeply inspired.”
Almost immediately, and with no good explanation, I was on Book Depository and purchased a copy for myself. I have no idea who the writer is, nor what the book is about. But if Imran Khan had deemed it to be inspiring, then perhaps it is just what I need to get me out of this slump of mine.
Yesterday, The Forty Rules of Love arrived in my mailbox. Today, I celebrate a small victory that involved a decision to ditch my laptop and bring this book out instead, enjoying the first twenty or so pages with a warm mug of cafe latte at Starbucks.