Tag Archive for: Sufism
The full name of this commentary is Kashf al-asrār wa ʿuddat al-abrār (“The unveiling of the mysteries and the provision of the pious”). It is the longest Sunni commentary in the Persian language. Selections translated by William Chittick.
A translation and commentary of Kitab al-Arba’in fi ‘t-Tasawwuf by Shaykh Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412/1021)
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.