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

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

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Farid Al-din Attar is considered one of the preeminent mystical poets of the Persian literary tradition. The duration of his life is uncertain, though he can be placed in the 12th and 13th centuries C.E., born in Nishapur in what is today Iran. Attar apparently was a pharmacist, but little information about his personal life is known. During his lifetime, he is believed to have written approximately 9 books, including such famous works as The Manteq Al-Tayr (The Conference of the Birds) and The Ilahi-Nama (The book of God) Tadhkiratal-Auliya (Muslim Saints and Mystics) is considered world famous classical book of Persian literature which printed and re-printed in many countries.

An abridgement, translated by A.J. Arberry, of Attar's only known prose work Tadhkirat Al-Auliya (The Memorial of the Saints) which he worked on throughout much of his life and which was available publicly before his death. Arberry's translation is an abridgement. The entry on Owaise of Qarani translated by me which was omitted in Arberry's text is added to the above web site. In Tadhkiratal-Auliya Sheikh Farid-Al-Din Attar wrote many chapters and in those chapters there is full information and details of the titles are available. His style of writing is most interesting and for this reason the readers will remember the chapters from the above great book for a longer time.

This thought-provoking and amusing selection, taken from Attar's Memorial of the Saints, is an enlightening introduction to the deeds, parables, and mirades of Muslim saints and mystics, and evokes the riches of the interior Sufi world.

DETAILS:

ISBN: 9780140192643
AUTHOR:  Farid al-Din Attar
TRANSLATOR: A.J. Arberry
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 304
DIMENSIONS: 14 CM x 22 CM
PUBLISHER: Muslim Media (New Delhi, India)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Abū amīd bin Abū Bakr Ibrāhīm (c. 1145 – c. 1221; Persian: ابو حامد بن ابوبکر ابراهیم‎), better known by his pen-names Farīd ud-Dīn (فرید الدین) and Attār (عطار, "the perfumer"), was a Persian Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nishapur who had an immense and lasting influence on Persian poetry and Sufism.
 

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