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DIVINE FLASHES : Lam'āt by Fakhruddin ‘Iraq
DIVINE FLASHES : Lam'āt by Fakhruddin ‘Iraq
DIVINE FLASHES : Lam'āt by Fakhruddin ‘Iraq

DIVINE FLASHES : Lam'āt by Fakhruddin ‘Iraq

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(Lama'at by Fakhruddin ‘Iraq W. C. Chittick / Peter Lamborn Wilson Fakhrud din `Iraqi (1213-1289) was one of the foremost expositors of Sufi teachings and one of the greatest of Persian poets. He lived during the revival of Islamic spirituality that was shaped by the writings of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Ibn ‘Arabi. ‘Iraqi’s masterpiece Divine Flashes became a popular and influential text in Persian speaking Islamic lands. The work’s beautiful descriptions of “the mysteries of Union” in the language of love are classic expressions of Sufi love mysticism. In this volume, William Chittick and Peter Wilson present the first English edition of Divine Flashes with a sensitivity that conveys both the metaphysical richness and the poetic subtleties of the work. Writing in the preface to this book, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr says of ‘Iraqi : “If he sang the love of God in verses of great beauty, it is because his soul had itself become a song of God, a melody in harmony with, and a strain of, the music issuing from the abode of the Beloved”.

DETAILS:

ITEM CODE: MK02646
AUTHOR: Fakhruddin ‘Iraq
TRANSLATOR: William C. Chittick & Peter Lamborn Wilson
BINDING: Hardback
PAGES: 184
DIMENSIONS: 15 x 22 CM
WEIGHT: 0.35 KG
PUBLISHER: Suhail Academy
CATEGORIES: Islamic Spirituality - Classical, Early & Medieval Works on Islamic Mysticism (Sufism), Works in Translation

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

William C. Chittick received his education in the US. He holds a PhD in Persian language and literature from the University of Tehran. He taught comparative religion in the humanities department at Aryamehr Technical University in Tehran and, for a short period before the revolution, was assistant professor at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy. He has served as Assistant Editor of the Encyclopaedia Iranica at the Columbia University for three years. He has been Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the State University of New York, Stony Brook from 1983 to 1991 where he presently holds the post of the Professor of Comparative Studies. A greatly respected scholar, he has studied Sufism in theory and practice, and has written and translated widely about its various manifestations. He has published numerous articles and books, among them, A Shi`ite Anthology; Imaginal Worlds; Faith and Practice of Islam; The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-Arabi 's Metaphysics of Imagination; The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi; The Vision of Islam, The Heart of Islamic Philosophy and Me and Rumi—The Autobiography of Shams i Tabtki; Ibn Arabi— Heir to the Prophets; The Self Disclosures of God

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