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Islamic Mystical Poetry

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Document Week 1: Shabistarī's 'Gulshan-i-rāz

Excerpts from Inquiry 2, on Reflection (tafakkur).

Shabistari, Reflection, Islamic mysticism, Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Week 1:Texts

Some quotations on the theme of reflection within Islamic thought, and the text read in class; The Chinese and Greek Painters, from Rumi's '...

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document The Heart of the Faithful

An article by Seyyed Hossein Nasr giving an overview of 'the heart' within Islamic thought. From "Paths to the Heart", Sufism and the Christian...

heart, Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Ibn 'Arabi on Reflection in Mirrors

Extract from 'Fusus al-hikam',Chapter of Seth

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Week 3: Selected Poems of Amir Khusrau

A selection of seven poems taken from Paul Lozensky and Sunil Sharma,  In the Bazaar of Love, Penguin, London, 2013.

 

Amir Khusraw, Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Week 2 Texts

The Meeting with the Simurgh: extract from 'Attar's 'Conference of the Birds'

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document List of Texts

A list of the texts and translations that we will read on the course.

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Week 2: Texts

'The Meeting with the Simurgh' from Conference of the Birds', in the translation by Dick Davies and Afkahm Darbandi (Penguin,1984)

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
Document Hafiz poems 1

This selection of two poems by Hafiz contrasts the different translation styles that have been used by recent translators to render his poems into...

Hafez, Hafiz, Islamic Mystical Poetry, Sufism, Sufi poetry view
Document The Chinese and Greek Painters

Two alternative versions of the story from Muhammad al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

Islamic Mystical Poetry view
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