By Paul Smith
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Introduction includes…Sufis: Their paintings and Use of Poetry & the most kinds in Arabic Sufi Poetry. integrated with each one number of a specific poet is a quick biography plus an inventory of extra examining. the proper rhyme-structure has been saved in addition to the sweetness and that means of those appealing, mystical poems. THE POETS… Hazrat Ali 27, Ali Ibn Husain 29, Majnun (Qays ibn al-Mulawwah ibn Muzahim) 31, Rabi’a of Basra sixty two, Abu Nuwas eighty two, Dhu’l-Nun ninety two, Bayazid Bistami 106, Al Nuri a hundred and ten, Junaid one hundred twenty, Sumnun a hundred twenty five, Mansur al-Hallaj 131, Ibn ‘Ata 187, Shibli 193, Ibn Sina 203, Al-Ghazzali 206, Gilani 210, Abu Madyam 215, Suhrawadi 221, Ibn al-Farid 230, Ibn ‘Arabi 250, Al-Busiri 285, Al-Shushtari 309, Jili 315, Aishah al-Ba‘uniyah 323, Ahmad Shaqi 367. huge structure 7” x 10” Pages 387.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote the sort of masterpiece encouraged via the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many mystical works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off via heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary proof and historical past touching on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of his personal poems encouraged by means of Hafiz).
“I used to be very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. school of Asian reports, Australian nationwide collage.
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over one hundred fifty books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Lalla Ded, rahman Baba and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
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