Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi (Penguin Classics)

Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi (Penguin Classics)


Written from the 9th to the 20 th century, those poems signify the height of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting either inner most devotional love and the try and reach union with God and develop into absorbed into the Divine, many poems during this variation are imbued with the symbols and metaphors that enhance some of the vital principles of Sufism: the sweetheart, the cherished, the Wine, and the Tavern; whereas others are extra own and echo the poet's conflict to go away earthly love in the back of. those translations seize the eagerness of the unique poetry and are followed by way of an advent on Sufism and the typical issues obvious within the works. This variation additionally comprises urged extra reading.

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