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Islamic Mystical Poetry 4

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological/legal understandings, and is centred on love, yearning and ecstatic union with the divine. This course will focus on four poets from the classical period (13th C).

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2013-10-22 15:49
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Document Shushtari introduction

A brief introduction to the great mystical poet from al-Andalus, Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari: an overview of his life and the special kind of poems...

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Document Introduction to Mystical Islamic Poetry 4

A brief survey of the poets covered so far in Mystical Islamic Poetry 1-3

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Document Sessions 1 & 2: Rūmī and the Mathnawī

A short introduction to Rūmī's most famous work.

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Document Week 4: Saʿdi: Introductory Talk

An Brief Introduction to the Life and Works of Saʿdi Shīrāzī

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Document Week 4: Texts

Selected Poems by Saʿdi Shīrāzī

Document Baba Farid: a life of poverty

Popularly known as Baba Farid, he is one of the distinguished medieval Muslim mystics in the Indian world, most revered in the Punjabi communities...

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Document Baba Farid: proverbs

Baba Farid was renowned for pithy proverbs which encapsulated teachings. This selection has been made for group discussion.

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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.

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Document Shushtari: poems

The poems of Shushtari, who has been called 'the Rumi of western Islam', are famous throughout North Africa, and are a wonderful combination of...

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