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Author : Pourjavady,
ISBN : 9781317848745
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Khudnawisht Sawanih Hayat I Nassakh Autobiography Of Abdul Ghafur Nassakh Urdu Text

Author : ʻAbd al-Ghafūr Khān Nassākh
ISBN : UCAL:B3800430
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Encyclopedia Of Love In World Religions

Author : Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
ISBN : 9781851099801
Genre : Reference
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This is the first comprehensive resource on the subject of love in the teachings of the world's major religions, cultures, and philosophies.

Sufi Aesthetics

Author : Cyrus Ali Zargar
ISBN : 9781611171839
Genre : Religion
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Sufi Aesthetics argues that the interpretive keys to erotic Sufi poems and their medieval commentaries lie in understanding a unique perceptual experience. Using careful analysis of primary texts, Cyrus Ali Zargar explores the theoretical and poetic pronouncements of two major Muslim mystics, Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi (d. 1240) and Fakhr al-Din 'Iraqi (d. 1289), under the premise that behind any literary tradition exist organic aesthetic values. The complex assertions of these Sufis appear not as abstract theory, but as a way of seeing all things, including the sensory world. In this study Zargar responds to a long-standing debate in the study of Sufi poetics over the use of erotic language to describe the divine. He argues that such language results from an altered perception of Muslim mystics in which divine beauty and human beauty are seen as one reality. The Sufi masters, Zargar asserts, shared an aesthetic vision quite different from those who have often studied them. Sufism's foremost theoretician, Ibn 'Arabi, is presented from a neglected perspective as a poet, aesthete, and lover of the human form. Ibn 'Arabi in fact proclaimed a view of human beauty markedly similar to that of many mystics from a Persian contemplative school of thought, the "School of Passionate Love," which would later find its epitome in 'Iraqi, one of Persian literature's most celebrated poet-saints. Many in this school advocated the controversial practice of gazing at beautiful human faces, a topic Zargar also discusses. The examination of central Sufi texts in Persian and Arabic establishes that the profundity attributed to mystical encounters with the sensory and supersensory has far-reaching extensions in evaluations of that which is seen, that which is deemed beautiful, and that which is expressed as a result. Through this aesthetic approach, this comparative study overturns assumptions made not only about Sufism and classical Arabic and Persian poetry, but also other uses of erotic imagery in Muslim approaches to sexuality, the human body, and the paradise of the afterlife described in the Qur'an.

Anthology Of Philosophy In Persia An Vol Iv

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN : 9780857721853
Genre : Philosophy
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The fourth volume of the Anthology of Philosophy in Persia deals with one of the richest and yet least known periods of philosophical life in Persia, the centuries between the seventh/thirteenth century, that saw the eclipse of the school of Khorosan, and the tenth/sixteenth century that coincided with the rise of the Safavids. The main schools dealt with in this volume are the Peripatetic (mashsha'i) School, the School of Illumination (ishraq) of Suhrawardi, and various forms of philosophical Sufism, especially the school of Ibn 'Arabi, that had its origins in the works of Ghazzali and 'Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani. This period was also notable for the philosopher-scientists such as Nasir al-Din Tusi and Qutb al-Din Shirazi.

Diwan Gedichtsammlung Samt Desselben Verfassers Sawanih Al Nawadir Fi Ma Rifah Al Ana Sir Manifestationen Des Seltenen In Der Kenntnis Der Natur Turc

Author : Dati
ISBN : ONB:+Z177662401
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Early Urdu Historiography

Author : Javed Ali Khan
ISBN : UOM:39015066820377
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Covers the medieval period to independent India.

Catalogue Of The Library Of The India Office Pt 1 Sanskrit Books By R Rost 1897

Author : India Office Library
ISBN : NYPL:33433081887006
Genre : Indic literature
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Hafiz And The Religion Of Love In Classical Persian Poetry

Author : Leonard Lewisohn
ISBN : 9780857710369
Genre : Poetry
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The romantic lyricism of the great Persian poet Hafiz (1315-1390) continues to be admired around the world. Recent exploration of that lyricism by Iranian scholars has revealed that, in addition to his masterful use of poetic devices, Hafiz's verse is deeply steeped in the philosophy and symbolism of Persian love mysticism. This innovative volume discusses the aesthetic theories and mystical philosophy of the classical Persian love-lyric (ghazal) as particularly exemplified by Hafiz (who, along with Rumi and Sa'di, is Persia's most celebrated poet). For the first time in western literature, Hafiz's rhetoric of romance is situated within the broader context of what scholars refer to as 'Love Theory' in Arabic and Persian poetry in particular and Islamic literature more generally. Contributors from both the West and Iran conduct a major investigation of the love lyrics of Hafiz and of what they signified to that high culture and civilization which was devoted to the School of Love in medieval Persia. The volume will have strong appeal to scholars of the Middle East, medieval Islamic literature, and the history and culture of Iran.

Mughal Polity

Author : Jagadish Narayan Sarkar
ISBN : UOM:39015050645152
Genre : India
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