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Mystical Islamic Poetry 6

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological/legal understandings, being centred on love, yearning and ecstatic union with the divine. This course will focus on four poets from the classical period (14th-16th century).

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Document Kabir: his life and times

A brief introduction to what is known of the great Hindi poet, Kabir (d. ca. 1448), and the three surviving written versions of his poetry.

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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 Introduction to Mystical Islamic Poetry 6

A short overview of the four poets that will be studied on this course and the cultural context of the Islamic world in the 14th-16th century.

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Document Week 1: three poems by Hafiz

A selection of three ghazals by Hafiz which will be studied in the class.

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Document Week 3: Two poems by Jami

Two ghazals from Jami's 'Diwan' to supplement the material studied in clas

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Document Introduction to Jami

A brief overview of the life and work of Nūr al-dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jami (1414-1492), covering his work as a poet, as a Sufi shaykh of the...

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Document Introduction to Mystical Islamic Poetry 6

An overview of the period 1390-1518 spanned by the four poets studied on this course: Hafez (d.1492); Kabir (d. 1518); Jami (d.1492); A'ishah al-B...

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Document Poems Week 1a

Three poems by Hafez.

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Document List of poets

A lists of all the poets studied in the series Mystical Islamic Poetry 1-6. Material from courses 2-6 can be found on open access sites.

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Document An Introduction to Aʾisha al-Baʿūniyya (d.1517)

A brief introduction to the life and work of one of the most important women writers in the Islamic tradition, author of two collections of poetry...

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Document Week 5: Poems by Aʾisha al-Bāʿūniyya

Five poems from Aʾisha's collection of poems entitled 'Emanations of Grace', translated by Th. Emil Homerin

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Document Th Emil Homerin on Aʾisha al-Bāʿūniyya

An open access article on the theme of 'dhikr' (remembrance of God) in Aʾisha's poetry, including Arabic text and translation of several poems....

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Document Week 4: introduction to Jami's Lawāʾih

This is a brief introduction to Jami's Lawāʾih, one of his most famous works written in a combination of prose and poetry.

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Document Week 4: Selected poems from Jami's Lawāʾih

This is a short selection from the Lawāʾih, including both the prose and poetic sections of certain 'Gleams' to give aflavour of Jami's method....

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