Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya' ('Memorial of the Saints')

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1990 - Religion - 287 pages
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Farid Al-Din Attar was one of old Persias greatest poets. He appears to have died between a.d. 1220 and 1230. Of the very numerous epics and idylls ascribed to Attar perhaps nine may be recognized as authentic. Of these the most famous is the Manteq Altair, a subtle and charming allegory of the soulʹs progress towards God. This books is a collection of biographies of Sufis, Mystics and Muslims saints.

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Contents

HASAN OF BASRA
19
MALEK IBN DINAR
26
HABIB ALAJAMI
32
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Little information is known about 'Attar, one of the great Sufi poets of Iran. An apothecary and physician, he had many works attributed to him; the two best known are The Conference of the Birds and Muslim Saints and Mystics.

Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic Middle East. Between 1947 and 1969 he served as Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. He published some twenty books in Islamic studies during his lifetime, many dealing with mysticism and poetry. Professor Arberry died in England in 1969.

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