Sufi Poems: A Mediaeval Anthology

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Sufi Poems is a selection of poems from the golden period of Sufism especially chosen and translated from the Arabic by the distinguished scholar Dr Martin Lings.

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Sufi Poems is a selection of poems from the golden period of Sufism especially chosen and translated from the Arabic by the distinguished scholar Dr Martin Lings. Dr Lings is the author of numerous best-selling works on Sufism and is a published poet in his own right. Including poems here translated for the first time, Sufi Poems brings together selections from the giants of Sufism; for example, Rabia, Hallaj, Ibn al-Farid and Ibn Arabi. Sufi Poems is published as bi-lingual Arabic-English edition which will be of interest to all those wishing to read the original Arabic and will also be helpful for university students of Arabic.

 

About Author:

Martin Lings (1909–2005), also known as Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din, was an English writer, a student of Frithjof Schuon and a renowned British Shakespearean scholar, with degrees in English and Arabic from London University and Oxford University. At Oxford, he studied English under C. S. Lewis, who later became a close friend. Lings taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo and served as the keeper of Oriental manuscripts for the British Museum and the British Library. His friendship and similar beliefs with philosophers René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon inspired Lings to convert to Islam. He went on to become an influential member of Western Muslim society, participating in several international Islamic councils and conferences, including acting as consultant to the World of Islam Festival Trust. He is the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality.

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Rabiah al-Adawiyyah

Dhu’n-Nun Thawban al-Misri

Sahl ibn Abd Allah al-Tustari

Abu Husayn Ahmad ibn Muhammad an-Nuri

Abu’l-Hasan Summun ibn Hamzah al-Basri

Al-Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj

Abu Bakr Dulaf ibn Jahdar ash-Shibli

Abu’l-Abbas al-Qasim al-Sayyari

Muhyi’l-Din Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Arabi

Sharafu’d-Din Umar ibn al-Farid

Abu’l-Hasan Ali ibn Abd Allah ash-Shushtari

Conclusion

Bibliography

 
Data sheet
EAN 13 / ISBN9781903682173
BindingPaperback
AuthorMartin Lings
PublisherIslamic Texts Society
Pages116
Year Published2005
Height0.4 in
Width6.0 in
Length9.5 in
 
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