Monday, 20 April 2009

A Reading List for Sufi Beginners 2


Conference of the Birds by Fariduddin Attar is one of the first classics I read about Sufis. It is a wonderful allegory of the Sufi journey and the difficulties and tests faced.

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Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God"

3 comments:

Maryam said...

This is a great book.

I posted this some time ago after reading it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14689780@N00/87703950/sizes/o/

:-)

Ya haqq,

Maryam

M said...

I agree in full

A Sufi Clasic

M

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