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The Garden of Fragrance (Bustan) of Sadi

The Garden of Fragrance

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.

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Islamic Art and Spirituality

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

 

Islamic Art has been the subject of study by Western scholars since the nineteenth century and by Western-trained
Muslim savants for several decades. It has, moreover, come to receive special attention during the past two or three
decades by the larger public as a distinct category of art. Numerous works have appeared in nearly every European
language on the history, technical formation, social setting, and other aspects of this art. A few books and articles
have been devoted to its spiritual significance and meaning, but these have been few and far between. Except for
the writings of T. Burckhardt, which cast special light upon the intellectual, symbolic, and spiritual dimensions of
Islamic art, there are very few works which look upon Islamic art as the manifestation in the world of forms of the
spiritual realities (al-haqa’iq) of the Islamic revelation itself as coloured by its earthly embodiments……………..

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein – Islamic Art and Spirituality

A Sufi Approach to Religious Diversity: Ibn al-‘Arabi on the Metaphysics of Revelation

 

A Sufi Approach to Religious Diversity – Ibn al-Arabi on the Metaphysics of Revelation by William Chittick

Layla – by Shaykh Ahmad Al-‘Alawi

Layla

A poem by Shaykh Ahmad al-‘Alawi