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The Enclosed Garden of Truth

Sanai’s book The Enclosed Garden of the Truth, a treatise on God and the seekers journey to Him, forms one part of three highly influential early Sufi works. The others being Attar’s Conference of the Birds and Rumi’s Masnavi. Sanai’s work is considered to be the first to use poetry to express religious, spiritual and […]

  • Hakim Sanai
  • Kieron d Moore
  • 1910
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The Enclosed Garden of Truth
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    Sanai's book The Enclosed Garden of the Truth, a treatise on God and the seekers journey to Him, forms one part of three highly influential early Sufi works. The others being Attar's Conference of the Birds and Rumi's Masnavi. Sanai's work is considered to be the first to use poetry to express religious, spiritual and mystical ideas. Rumi acknowledges both Sanai and Attar as having a major influence on his own poetry and stated 'Attar is the soul and Sanai the two eyes'. But for all its influence the book was largely unknown to the English speaking world until Stephenson researched and translated the work culminating in the edition of 1910. His translation, largely an academic work, printed in prosed paragraph form.

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    • Hakim Sanai
    • Kieron d Moore
    • 1910
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