Abu Al-Ḥasan Al-Shushtarī: Songs of Love and Devotion
Sensuous,spiritual, and ethereal, this selection of works by the prominent Andalusian Sufi mystic and poet Abû al-Hasan al-Shushtarî (1212-1269) will delight everyone, whether or not they are devotees of Islamic literature.
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Abﬁ Abū Ahmad al-Andalus al-Ḥasan al-Risala al-Shushtari al-ʿIlmiyya Allah Andalusian Andalusian dialectal Arabic poetry Baghdad Treatise Bakr Beirut beloved Christian classical Arabic colloquial commentary Dār desert dhikr dialectal divine Dīwān drink echoes Edited Escorial essence faqih fuqarā God’s ḥadīth heart Ibn al-Farid Ibn al-Khaṭīb Ibn al-ʿArabī Ibn Arabi Ibn Masarra Ibn Sab‘in Ibn Sabʿīn illegible letter intoxication Islamic Mysticism journey kharja khirqa Kitāb language Layla listen literally Little shaykh lover Madyan manuscript Massignon master meaning meter monastery Monorhyme Monorhyme qaṣīda Muhammad Muslim muwashshaḥ Najd Nashshār natural Nūniyya odes poem’s poet poet’s poetic poor poverty praise Prophet Qays Qur’ān Qur’ānic refer religious rhyme Risāla secret seek Shushtarī Shushtarī’s poems songs speak spiritual Stetkevych strophic Sufi Sufism sunna sūra symbolic talisman tion tradition trans translated an illegible understand union University veil vernacular verses wearing what’s wine word writings Yale zajal ʿAbd ʿAlī ʿUmar