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Imran Khan recommends you read The Forty Rules of Love

Imran Khan recommends you read The Forty Rules of Love

He says he was deeply inspired by the Elif Shafak novel when he read it years ago
05 Oct, 2020

Don't come across a lot of friends willing to share their love of TV shows and books? Don't worry, the Prime Minister's got you covered!

After recommending the youth in Pakistan to watch Ertugrul, and we all know how that's turned out, Imran Khan now wants you to read The Forty Rules of Love - a novel that narrates the tales of Maulana Jalal-Ud-Din (Rumi) and his companion Shams Tabrizi.

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Taking to Instagram, the PTI chairman shared his recommendation with young readers in the nation:

"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.

Written by the Turkish author in 2009, the novel is set in the 13th century and revolves around the life of Ella, who soon begins to question the many ways she has settled for a conventional life devoid of passion and real love.

Inspired by the whirling dervish, Shams of Tabriz, a mystic provocateur who challenges conventional wisdom and social and religious prejudice wherever he encounters it, Ella's journey is both, inspirational and mystical - and the Prime Minister hopes the youth takes away something positive from it too.

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GreenOracle Oct 05, 2020 11:58am
Does he have any work?
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Imran Oct 05, 2020 12:05pm
good inspirational recommendation..! a change from siri paye...
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A Khan Oct 05, 2020 12:26pm
Wonderful...a PM who truly cares about the intellectual and social development of the youth.
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iqbal ahmed Oct 05, 2020 12:39pm
What type of Prime Minister is he. Advising people to see tv serials and reading books. Are there no issues for common people ?
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marium shirazee-Jan Oct 05, 2020 12:54pm
How about he focus on the tomoto crop instead in Pakistan?!
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Shafin Verani Oct 05, 2020 01:07pm
I totally agree with the PM Khan - this book is amazing. I normally take about 2 to 3 weeks to finish reading any book, but this book is so captivating that I could not leave the book even while driving - whenever I stop at red I will start reading and completed the book in only 3 days. What a marvelous work to describe the intensity of Divine Love.
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Teripen Dillon Oct 05, 2020 01:10pm
This guys too funny!
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Thinking Oct 05, 2020 01:58pm
Another turkey recommendation. Looks like Turkey already replaced Saudi in Paks priorities after SMQs comments
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Salman Oct 05, 2020 02:10pm
thanks Mr PM will definitely gonna read it now.
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NINO Oct 05, 2020 03:08pm
He is the one who badly needs to read books. But if he watches Turkish dramas and has presumably never read a good book, how can he run a country ?
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raheel Oct 05, 2020 03:23pm
Thank you, I will read this book
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JUR USA Oct 05, 2020 03:51pm
Good. At least helping people to develop habit of reading and visit libraries later.
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ABL Oct 05, 2020 04:09pm
Besides the youth, all book lovers wish to read quality stuff. Thank you for this recommendation PM. This book is also available in Urdu language.
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Ibrahim S Oct 05, 2020 04:29pm
Tolerance and forgiveness is the true love . Ask any minority citizen
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Zulfiqar Oct 05, 2020 04:31pm
Does anybody has link, so that I can download E-book and read?
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Fatima Oct 05, 2020 04:52pm
This is a very loved book- also in the West. Love and greetings from the West. Fatima
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Ahsan Gul Oct 05, 2020 05:46pm
Yes, good book indeed!
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Mani Oct 05, 2020 06:44pm
Finally a PM who reads. Huge improvement.
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Omveer Singh Oct 05, 2020 07:33pm
I wish he also reads How to win friends and influence people.
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N abidai Oct 05, 2020 08:03pm
It is a great book,education and opening your mind create tolerance and respect ! PM is a educated man, he has confident, he showed the level of class not seen before even when the journalists were trying to attack him with miss guided questions !
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Ameer Hamzah Oct 05, 2020 08:24pm
Great recommendation coming from a PM who has envisioned a vibrant future for the youth. Thank you sir
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Chrís Dăn Oct 05, 2020 10:30pm
@Zulfiqar it is in kindle e book. You can buy there on-line.
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Adil Jadoon Oct 05, 2020 11:09pm
Reading anything is better than watching TV or indulging in chit chat, our national past time....
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TruthMatters Oct 05, 2020 11:33pm
A great recommendation, PM IK! Must be hard for the feudal class and their cronies to stomach a sincere, well-read, Oxford-educated PM in a 3rd world country, no less! Stop hating and try learning how to read for a change, PML-N and PPP aficionados!
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anjum Oct 05, 2020 11:47pm
Thk you PM for your good suggestion. Will read next week.
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Tera Peo Oct 05, 2020 11:56pm
@GreenOracle don't you have any work?
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Tera Peo Oct 05, 2020 11:59pm
@Zulfiqar spend some money bro and get a good copy from Readings
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RationalBabu Oct 06, 2020 12:44am
@JUR USA what libraries?
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RationalBabu Oct 06, 2020 12:46am
@Ibrahim S brilliant comment!
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Pathanoo Oct 06, 2020 02:39am
Do the job you were Selected to do.
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Yaseen Oct 06, 2020 02:43am
"@GreenOracle : Does he have any work?" This recommendation is for those who have brains. If you do not have one, you will never understand what reading and recommending books is like.
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Ibrahim S Oct 06, 2020 07:02am
Does it include NS family and his friends .
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Ali Oct 06, 2020 09:43am
He hasn't even read it
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SevenTen Oct 06, 2020 09:54am
@iqbal ahmed Yes, unfortunately there are plenty of issues regarding common issues he has to solve as a result of the corruption that riddled the system due to previous governments.
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Zak Oct 06, 2020 09:16pm
@Pathanoo 'Do the job you were Selected to do.' Reading is the essence of education and wisdom. No one hear this from Modi and his equally ignorant followers. Your ID reflects that.
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