The conference of the birds
A prose translation of a greatly renowned Sufi poem is a fable composed of many delightful and amusing tales-within-a-tale that serves as an allegory of the soul's journey to union with God. Its author, the 12th-century Persian poet and spiritual master Attar, is one of the most influential figures in Sufism, the mystical movement that arose from Islam.
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These poems about, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none. The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh, a ... Read full review
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The writings of the Sufis are, without a doubt, some of the most beautiful and challenging spiritual works in existence. Rumi's works are currently undergoing something of a renaissance in the Western ... Read full review