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  •  Poems From the Divan of Hafiz
    Poems From the Divan of Hafiz
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    Poems From the Divan of Hafiz

    Poems From the Divan of HafizRate this post This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the […]

  •  Sadi’s Scroll of Wisdom
    Sadi’s Scroll of Wisdom
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    Sadi’s Scroll of Wisdom

    Sadi’s Scroll of WisdomRate this post This short book is part of the Wisdom of the East series. The Persian poet Sadi, best known for his poetic collections the Bustan and Gulistan, also wrote this work, the Pand Namah, or Scroll of Wisdom. This is a small collection of poems on moral themes. “SHAIKH MUSLIH-UD-DIN […]

  •  Qasidat al-Burdah (The Poem of the Mantle)
    Qasidat al-Burdah (The Poem of the Mantle)
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    Qasidat al-Burdah (The Poem of the Mantle)

    Qasidat al-Burdah (The Poem of the Mantle)Rate this post An Analogy of Arabic and Urdu Poems The main objective of bringing this Anthology of Arabic and Urdu poems on Islam and its illustrious Preacher Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, is to place them within the reach of such English-speaking people as take a keen interest in the […]

  •  The Importance of Ka’b ibn Zuhayr’s Burdah to Classical and Modern Islamic Poetry
    The Importance of Ka’b ibn Zuhayr’s Burdah to Classical and Modern Islamic Poetry
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    The Importance of Ka’b ibn Zuhayr’s Burdah to Classical and Modern Islamic Poetry

    The Importance of Ka’b ibn Zuhayr’s Burdah to Classical and Modern Islamic PoetryRate this post Ka’b’s ibn Zuhayr’s Su’ad Has Departed ode is one of the most notable examples of odes praising the Prophet Muhammad. Called one of the most eloquent of classic Arabic poems, it also serves as a historical document of the early […]

  •  Qasida Al-Burdah (The Ode of the Mantle)
    Qasida Al-Burdah (The Ode of the Mantle)
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    Qasida Al-Burdah (The Ode of the Mantle)

    Qasida Al-Burdah (The Ode of the Mantle)Rate this post An Analogy of Arabic and Urdu Poems In the anthology of Arabic poems, the Qasida Burdah has had a great impact upon the history of the qasida genre as a whole. No other Arabic poem has been more frequently recited, translated, imitated or commented upon in […]

  •  The Walled Garden of Truth
    The Walled Garden of Truth
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    The Walled Garden of Truth

    The Walled Garden of TruthRate this post Book by Sanai Al-Ghaznavi, Abu Al-Majd Majdud Ibn Adam, Sanai, Hakim, Pendlebury, David

  •  Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as)
    Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as)
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    Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as)

    Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as)Rate this post Most of people know Imam Husayn (as) as the Imam who lived 57 years, 10 years of which were of his leadership and Imamate or think to know only the last 10 days of his life. Yes, perhaps, he is the most unknown […]

  •  The Conference of the Birds
    The Conference of the Birds
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    The Conference of the Birds

    The Conference of the BirdsRate this post Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism – an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God – it describes […]

  •  The Masnavi i Ma’navi
    The Masnavi i Ma’navi
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    The Masnavi i Ma’navi

    The Masnavi i Ma’naviRate this post This is the abridged Whinfield translation of the Masnavi. The Masnavi is an extensive poem by Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet. It is one of the best known and most influential works of both Sufism and Dari literature. The Masnavi is a series of six books […]

  •  The English Noha Collection About Islam
    The English Noha Collection About Islam
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    The English Noha Collection About Islam

    The English Noha Collection About IslamRate this post The English Noha Collection has been started to provide a home for quality English poetry about Islam, Ahl Al-Bayt (as), and Imam Husain (as) – in particular, poetry that can be recited as English Nohas or English Latmiya.

  •  Select poems of Imam Al Shafi’ee
    Select poems of Imam Al Shafi’ee
    3.4 (68.89%) 9 votes

    Select poems of Imam Al Shafi’ee

    Select poems of Imam Al Shafi’ee3.4 (68.89%) 9 votes Here are some poems by imam al-Shafi’i rahimahullahu ta’ala.

  •  Ma-Aarif E Mathnavi
    Ma-Aarif E Mathnavi
    2.7 (54.74%) 19 votes

    Ma-Aarif E Mathnavi

    Ma-Aarif E Mathnavi2.7 (54.74%) 19 votes Ma-Aarif-E-Mathnavi – A commentary of the Mathnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (Ra); This commentary of a selection of chapters from the famous masterpiece of Maulavi Jalaluddin Rumi (Rah) Mathnavi-e-Rum originally wriiten in Arabic, translated into Urdu by Maulana Hakim Mohammad Akhtar (Ra) and now into English by Maulana Yusuf […]

  •  Noor-e-Imaan
    Noor-e-Imaan
    2.7 (54.29%) 14 votes

    Noor-e-Imaan

    Noor-e-Imaan2.7 (54.29%) 14 votes Noor-e-lmaan has been specially compiled for those reciters who are unable to read the usual Marshiya books available in Gujarati or Urdu. Due care has been taken to correct previous printing errors. It should be noted that when reciting it is not to be read in ‘usual English’, i.e. the English […]

  •  The Secrets of the Self
    The Secrets of the Self
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    The Secrets of the Self

    The Secrets of the Self3 (60%) 7 votes The Asrar-i-Khudi is composed in the metre and modelled on the style of the famous Masnavi. In the prologue lqbal relates how Jalalu’d din Rumi, who is to him almost what Virgil was to Dante, appeared in a vision and bade him arise and sing. Much as […]

  •  Ashura Poems in English
    Ashura Poems in English
    3.2 (64.35%) 23 votes

    Ashura Poems in English

    Ashura Poems in English3.2 (64.35%) 23 votes The present book is by no means the first and last volume collected in this field. Contrary to an initial anticipation, it seems that Ashura literature in English will occupy at least five volumes of books. Hence, readers and which contains eighty‐ nine hadiths on this topic.the grace […]

  •  Sorrow and Sufferings
    Sorrow and Sufferings
    2.9 (57.14%) 14 votes

    Sorrow and Sufferings

    Sorrow and Sufferings2.9 (57.14%) 14 votes A Collection of Poems on the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), and ‘what others have to say about Imam Husayn (a)’.       Source: al-islam.org

  •  The Rubaiyat
    The Rubaiyat
    3.1 (62.5%) 8 votes

    The Rubaiyat

    The Rubaiyat3.1 (62.5%) 8 votes The Rubaiyat (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام‎‎) is the title that Edward Fitz Gerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and numbering about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet,mathematician and astronomer. A ruba’i is a two-line stanza with two parts (or […]

  •  Al-Mutanabbi
    Al-Mutanabbi
    2.7 (54.29%) 14 votes

    Al-Mutanabbi

    Al-Mutanabbi2.7 (54.29%) 14 votes This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his […]

  •  Persian Sufi Poetry
    Persian Sufi Poetry
    5 (100%) 2 votes

    Persian Sufi Poetry

    Persian Sufi Poetry5 (100%) 2 votes Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems (Routledge Sufi Series) Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of […]

  •  Hali’s Musaddas – The Flow and Ebb of Islam
    Hali’s Musaddas – The Flow and Ebb of Islam
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    Hali’s Musaddas – The Flow and Ebb of Islam

    Hali’s Musaddas – The Flow and Ebb of Islam3 (60%) 1 vote This is the first critical presentation in English of Hali’s epic poem, The Musaddas on “The Ebb and Flow of Islam”–a landmark in the development of Urdu poetry as of modern Indian literature.

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