This is one of the best books of poetry translations I've ever read!!! While Rumi and other Sufi poets have recently become widely popular in the United States, I find the vast majority lack to depth of the original poets. THIS TRULY IS A DIAMOND AMONGST THESE WORKS. Dr. Angha has done a tremendous job of rendering the great Sufi Poets into language that captures the poet's range. There are such intricate details in the original language that are nearly impossible to recreate in an English rendering. This is not the case here. Dr. Angha takes great care to capture the message of each poem and prayer without sacrificing its integrity. A wonderful introduction to Sufism and Sufi writings is included in this work, providing invaluable information for those interested in the Sufi greats.