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The Tarjuman Al-ashwaq

One of the most prolific of the medieval Sufi writers, al-Arabi wrote over 150 books. Unfortunately, very little of this output was translated, up to the early 20th century. This is Reynold Nicholson’s translation of the Tarjuman al-Ashwaq, or the ‘Interpreter of Desires,’ the first edition of which was completed in 611 A.H. (1215 A.D.). […]

  • Muhyi al-Din Muhammad ibn 'Ali Ibn al-'Arabi
  • Reynold A. Nicholson
  • 1911
The Tarjuman Al-ashwaq
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The Tarjuman Al-ashwaq
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    One of the most prolific of the medieval Sufi writers, al-Arabi wrote over 150 books. Unfortunately, very little of this output was translated, up to the early 20th century. This is Reynold Nicholson's translation of the Tarjuman al-Ashwaq, or the 'Interpreter of Desires,' the first edition of which was completed in 611 A.H. (1215 A.D.). This text is of great interest, aside from its literary merits as delightful (but highly encoded) Sufi love poetry, because the author supplied extensive commentary for each poem.

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    • Muhyi al-Din Muhammad ibn 'Ali Ibn al-'Arabi
    • Reynold A. Nicholson
    • 1911
    • London
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