The Tangled Braid offers a fresh translation of one of the supreme spiritual poets – Hafiz of Shiraz. A unique collaboration between a Cistercian monk (John Slater) and an Islamic scholar (Jeffrey Einboden), this volume combines precision and, voicing Hafiz’ esoteric verses through powerful English lines.
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.
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.