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Bustan or Fragrance Garden By Saadi
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The Bustan of Saadi is perhaps the best-known poem of its general kind in Persian literature and stand unique in many ways. It is a moralistic and anecdotal verse work divided into ten sections... More > covering ten themes of code of behavior. These themes combine realistic and pragmatic with the mystical and high-minded. It is in essence part of the Sufi esoteric tradition. Their respective contents cover; 1. Justice and good judgement; 2. Beneficence; 3. Love, 4. Humility; 5. Acceptance; 6. Contentment; 7. World of edification; 8. Gratitude; 9. Repentance; and 10. Close communion (with a higher spirit). This work, together with Saadi’s Gulistan, provides a stepping stone in exploring moral values in Persian literature and Sufism. They are also fundamental works to evaluate Islam teachings in the context of tolerance and understanding. ISBN-13: 978-1-944175-50-4< Less
Like a Long Smile By Alireza Shams
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Short Persian Poems "Your voice is warm, My song is gamesome Arrives a new day, Come what may..."
Black Light: Islamic philosophical themes from the Nayrang-e 'Ishq By Arun Singh
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The Nayrang-e 'Ishq is a historically important Persianate mathnavi from Mughal India, not least because its composition earned the patronage of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. However, until now it... More > has evaded a close examination of the philosophical themes relating to classical Islamic theosophy and metaphysics that are encoded within it. This book is the first to approach the deep inner layers of meaning within this masterpiece of late medieval Indian literature. The characteristic treatments of allegory in Persianate poetry, relating to mystical themes in theory and practice, and then the motifs chosen in particular by the poet, are examined. This precedes an identification and exploration of the cosmological and cosmogonic doctrines that appear to be encoded within the poem. Neoplatonic influences, in addition to the influence of ibn Arabi, are discussed.< Less
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam By Omar Khayyam
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This book attributes a number of quatrains to a Persian astronomer and poet but the certainty of him being the true author is highly questionable. Although this work was initially unpopular it was... More > taken in quickly by the English speaking world once religious groups and clubs started to form around the writings presented in it. The poems themselves speak of many things centring on occult lore yet they have real lessons we can learn to explore who we are and what we think of ourselves. Despite what leaders may think of the source and content of this work, its influence is still felt today.< Less
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam By Omar Khayyam
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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام‎‎) is the title that Edward... More > FitzGerald 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 hemistichs) per line, hence the word rubáiyát (derived from the Arabic language root for "four"), meaning "quatrains".The nature of a translation very much depends on what interpretation one places on Khayyam's philosophy. The fact that the rubaiyat is a collection of quatrains—and may be selected and rearranged subjectively to support one interpretation or another—has led to widely differing versions. Nicolas took the view that Khayyam himself clearly was a Sufi. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubaiyat_of_Omar_Khayyam Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Down the Twilit Hill By Joobin Bekhrad
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A collection of ethereal poems of dreams, reality, and Joobin Bekhrad’s oft-bittersweet experiences of the marriage of the two.
Elsewhere By Joobin Bekhrad
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In this lush collection of personal poems, Bekhrad tells of the dreams, desires, and visions of a spirit perpetually out of place.
Beloved of Cranes Field By Alireza Shams
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Short Persian poems classified as "sher-e-sepid" (literally, white verse)
The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam By Joobin Bekhrad
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The impact the medieval Persian polymath Omar Khayyam has had on civilisation is perhaps best reflected in the reverence held for his groundbreaking mathematical findings and celebrated Robaiyat... More > (Quatrains), not only in his native Iran, but also all corners of the world. Exhorting readers to seize the moment and enjoy the pleasures of life, as well as warning them about the ephemerality and infidelity of the world, Khayyam’s philosophies are just as relevant today, if not more than during the turbulent times in which he lived. Providing neither a loose interpretation nor word-for-word translation of Khayyam’s poetry, Bekhrad has striven to preserve the poetic qualities and spirit of the original Persian quatrains and provide as accurate a translation as possible of each and every stanza. The present volume contains the original Persian poems as selected and categorised by the late Sadegh Hedayat, in addition to an introduction by Dr Sayed Hassan Amin.< Less
Shaghayegh By Farzad Mim
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Beautiful Persian poetry in Farsi. Shaghayegh's poetry is filled with love and pain. Love of a woman, a child and ones country. Farzad quotes Khayam, Nezami, Akhavan Sales and Sohrab Sepehri and many... More > others in this lovely book you will keep and cherish for years to come.< Less