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FIVE nice vintage SUFI grasp POETS

Ibn al-Farid, Ibn ‘Arabi, Baba Farid, Baba Afzal, Rumi.

SELECTED POEMS

Translation & creation Paul Smith

The nice Sufi ideal grasp Poets of the vintage Age (12th-13th century) have been basic and encouraging within the poetic different types of the ghazal, ruba’i, qasida and the masnavi in expressing their love for the Divine cherished and their contempt for this global and its illusions. listed here are thousands of gorgeous poems by means of them within the right shape and which means and biographies approximately them. Ibn al-Farid (1181-1235). His poetry is imbibed with Sufism and he's one of many maximum mystic poet of the Arabs. His The Mystic’s growth… a profound exploration of religious event alongside the Sufi direction is right here thoroughly translated. Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240) A prolific author, Ibn ‘Arabi is mostly referred to as the major exponent of the belief later often called the ‘Unity of Being’. Baba Farid (1173-1266) the Sufi grasp from Punjab is known for his clever, non secular couplets (slokas). Baba Afzal (1186-1256) used to be a Sufi grasp, writer of 500 mystical and every now and then debatable ruba’is. he's one of many maximum poets one of the philosophers of Islam. Rumi (1207-1273), the nice grasp is this day the most well-liked poet on this planet. His poems are strong, down-to-earth, complete bliss and knowing. advent: Sufis & Dervishes: Their paintings & Use of Poetry & a number of poetic types they used. Pages 626.

COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.

“It isn't a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and historical past bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).

Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over a hundred thirty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages… together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, and so forth, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books, screenplays.

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