Shaykh Umar Ibn al-Farid was an Egyptian scholar of Islamic law, and a teacher of Hadith. His poetry is considered by many to be the the very height of Arabic Sufi literature.
The Gulshan i Raz is a collection of poems written in 1317 A.D. (717 A.H.) by Shaykh Sa’ad Al-Din Mahmud Shabistari in the mathnawi form. It is considered to be one of the greatest Persian works of Sufism. The poem is in response to a series of fifteen questions on Sufism asked of Shabistari by the scholar Rukh Al-Din Amir Husayn Harawi.
The Bustan is a book of poetry by the the great Persian poet Sa’adi Shirazi. Written in the mathnawi style it was completed in 1257.
A poem by Shaykh Ahmad al-‘Alawi
Translated by Edward Fitzgerald, E. H. Whinfield, and J. B. Nicolas
By F. Hadland Davis
by Abd Ar-Rahman Jami
Translated by Gertrude Lowthian Bell