The forty rules of love that articulate the real essence of life by Shams Tabrizi|Part-1


Hello everyone!

Have you ever heard about the 40 rules of love by Shams Tabrizi? Wait wait. If you have read the book The Forty Rules Of Love by Elif Shafak. I bet you are well aware of these 40 rules of love because Elif Shafak in her book has beautifully put the meaning of love, spirituality, and religion with the help of these 40 Rules.

If you are still unaware of these beautiful rules of love then don’t worry you will be known of it after reading this post.

Who was Shams Tabrizi?

Shams of Tabriz was a Persian Sufi and roaming dervish who lived at the end of the twelfth/ early thirteenth century. He was the spiritual teacher and advisor of Rumi, and indeed it’s often said that Rumi was a professor who Shams transformed into a mystic, a lover, and a poet. There are many legends describing their meeting in Konya: Rumi was taught by Shams in seclusion for 40 days, and the period after this is described as Rumi’s ‘mysticism’, where Sufis danced, played music (rabab), and drank wine. It is in this time, that the concept of “whirling dervishes” originated.

What are those 40 Rules Of Love?


One day, according to legend, Rumi was reading next to a large stack of books. Shams Tabriz, passing by, asked him, “What are you doing?” Rumi scoffingly replied, “Something you cannot understand” (i.e. knowledge that cannot be understood by the unlearned.) On hearing this, Shams threw the stack of books into a nearby pool of water. Rumi hastily rescued the books and to his surprise they were all dry. Rumi then asked Shams, “What is this?” To which Shams replied, “Mowlana, this is what you cannot understand” (i.e. knowledge that cannot be understood by the learned.) Shams’ forty observations about the nature of love and God, the first five of which are illustrated here, can be read together (fine but a bit left brain, a bit “learned” as Shams might say) or discretely, each a starting-point for reflection (more right brain, letting the mind wander laterally and make connections). Like life, and love, learning is not a race to the finish, but a voyage to the start.



☘ Rule No.1

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves; we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blames welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.

☘ Rule No.2

The path to the Truth is a labor of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge, and ultimately prevail over your nafs (false ego; self, psyche, soul) with your heart. Knowing your false ego will lead you to the knowledge of God.


☘ Rule No.3

You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue, or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for him: in the heart of a true lover.

☘ Rule No.4

Intellect and love are made of different materials. Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, ‘Beware too much ecstasy’, whereas love says, ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge!’ Intellect does not easily break down, whereas love can effortlessly reduce itself to rubble. But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures.

☘ Rule No.5

Most of the problems of the world stem from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language, as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence.

These rules are really wonderful to understand the meaning of life, love, and to create a connection with God.
In this post, I have only written 5 of the 40 rules of love because I want you all to please read these rules and try to understand them. I don’t want to put 40 rules in my post at once but I will be posting them in the coming days. Don’t just like my post without reading it because I want you to increase your understanding of love and life through this post and of course these rules. First read them then give like if you really like my post.
I would love to listen to your recommendations, thoughts, and feedback regarding these rules.
Because everyone has it’s own perspective of looking at things. And I am sure each of us has a different meaning and different understanding of these rules.

I hope that together we can understand the meaning and real essence of life through 40 rules of love by Shams. ⭐⭐

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10 of the greatest self-help-quotes to inspire you

Hey loves!

I was thinking to share something inspirational. Since we all feel down sometimes in our life and when we read something inspirational somehow we got our energy back. So for staying motivated and inspired today, I am sharing some of the greatest self-help-quotes for you all. I found these on my phone gallery and they were really inspiring for me. I like these quotes and feel good reading these. So here they are.

I hope you will like these inspiring quotes that help in self-improvement.
Stay safe. Stay home and take care.

Sadia Noor

Missing Autumn in Quarantine

Hey Loves!

Its been ond and a half month that I am at my home. University is off, no work, no studies. Just spenidng time with family and myself. I found an old leave in my diary. I was keeping it since fall and literally I am missing autumn now. So, here is what I wrote about it in my diary.

                  Old Leaves 🍂🍂

I love autumn vibes and just missing it right now. Summer is giving tough time. It is too hot here in my city. So, yeah but I am doing reading, paitnings, house chore, cooking and blogging. Just spending time in the most productive way I can.

Lets pray for getting things normal. Covid-19 has disturbed everything. Never thought that it could be like this.

Stay Safe and healthy!

Movie Review: The NoteBook 2004

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”

– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Yesterday, I watched this movie- The Notebook and believe me It was super amazing and romantic. It is actually a book but I haven’t read the book but I have watched movie of it. It is best for those who like love stories and romance. So, I thought why don’t I let you people know about this. Maybe most people aren’t aware of this fabulous love story. So, guys if you haven’t watched this 2004 movie then go and watch it. Here, is the link of the movie: The Notebook 2004

I am sure you will love this movie and let me know in the comment box if you have already watched it. I would love to listen to your experience of this movie and about true love. 🙂


A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn’t understand. Until he begins to read to her. The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever. Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in 1946, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from World War II. Noah, thirty-one, is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories. . . until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again. Allie Nelson, twenty-nine, is now engaged to another man, but realizes that the original passion she felt for Noah has not dimmed with the passage of time. Still, the obstacles that once ended their previous relationship remain, and the gulf between their worlds is too vast to ignore. With her impending marriage only weeks away, Allie is forced to confront her hopes and dreams for the future, a future that only she can shape. Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments, and fundamental changes that affect us all. Shining with a beauty that is rarely found in current literature, The Notebook establishes Nicholas Sparks as a classic storyteller with a unique insight into the only emotion that really matters.


“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Life is like a Cactus, Thorny…but Beautiful

Here, I am sharing with you some amazing quotes that you will Surely love.Get some motivation and inspiration to charged up yourself for doing something wonderful.So here we go…Life is all the mixture of tough, rough, hard and difficult times. What you have to do is to endure and cherish everything with love, to become a best version of yourslef. What we are facing right now, surely it will pays off. So don’t worry chill out and enjoy every moment of your life fully and whole heartedly.

Love yourself and people around you.

~Love ❤

© Sadia Noor