This classic compendium brings together near three hundred Arabic poems of Islamic spirituality. Penned by some of the greatest Sufi masters, like Abu Madyan and Ahmad al-‘Alawi, these qasidas or odes celebrate and echo the enduring love of the Divine.
Khwaja Ghulam Farid (1845-1901) is celebrated as one of the finest as well as one of the last of the great Sufi poets of Pakistan. He is particularly revered in his home territory of Bahawalpur for the matchless lyrics which he composed in his native Siraiki.
In the Warmth of the Shade is a collection of forty poems presented in three sections: Creator, Creation, and The Best of Creation. Some poems are stories or historical accounts, others are supplications, and still others offer a peek into the breadth and depth of the Islamic faith.
The Diwan of the Shaykh and Gnostic of Allah Sayyidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib al-Amghari al-Idrisi al-Hasani, (1290/1871 – 1391/1972), is a masterful transmission of the essential teachings of the tasawwuf based squarely on the Book and the Sunnah, in a clear and accessible classical Arabic, accompanied by an uncluttered English translation.