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Document Kabir: selected poems

A selection of poems by Kabir drawn from various modern English translations

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Document The Symbol of the Nightingale

A paper by Professor Luce Lopez-Baralt of the symbolism of the nightingale in the poetry of St John of the Cross, and its origins in Islamic mysticism.

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Document Introduction to Persian mystical poetry

A short slide overview of the features of the classical Persian tradition of poetry, covering a basic general history, language and names of the prominent poets of the middle classical period (12-14th century).

Islamic mysticism, Persian history, Persian literature view
Document Introduction to Islamic Mystical Poetry 3

An overview of the course and a recap of Islamic Mystical Poetry 1 & 2

Islam, Mysticism, Poetry view
Document Yunus Emre: life

A short overview of what is known of the life of the great Turkish poet Yunus Emre (d. 1320). 

Islamic mysticism, Sufi poetry view
Document Baba Farid: poems

There are several poems attributed to Baba Farid, in Persian and Punjabi. This is a selection from various sources and translators.

Farid, Chishti, Sufi 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 English.

Hafez, Hafiz, Islamic Mystical Poetry, Sufism, Sufi poetry view
Document Uftade and the Ottoman Tradition

An introduction to the Ottoman period, the tradition of Divan poetry and music, and Uftade's life.

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Document Shaikh Galib

An introduction to the life and times of Sheikh Galib (Şeyh Galıp), one of the greatest Ottoman mystical poets and author of Beauty and Love (Hüsn ü Aşk).

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Document A poem on Love by Ibn 'Arabi

A poem with commentary by In 'Arabi from his Diwan, translated by Stephen Hirtenstein.

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Document 'Iraqi: Sufi views of Love

A selection of important discussion about love, focusing on the Konya school that studied and carried on Ibn 'Arabi's teachings: extracts from Sadr al-din al-Qunawi (Ibn 'Arabi's stepson and heir), Sa'd al-din Farghani (Qunawi's student) and '...

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