Khidr in Sufi Poetry: A Selection (2020)

Khidr in Sufi Poetry A Selection KHIDR IN SUFI POETRY A SELECTION Translation Introduction by Paul Smith Khidr Khizer Khadir is often called The Green One for he was said to have drunk from the Fountain of Immortality and gained Ete
  • Title: Khidr in Sufi Poetry: A Selection
  • Author: Paul Smith
  • ISBN: 9781480103078
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • KHIDR IN SUFI POETRY A SELECTION Translation Introduction by Paul Smith Khidr Khizer, Khadir is often called The Green One for he was said to have drunk from the Fountain of Immortality and gained Eternal life He has been identified with Elias, St George, Phineas, the Angel Gabriel, the companion of Mohammed on a journey which is told in the Koran, viii, 59 8KHIDR IN SUFI POETRY A SELECTION Translation Introduction by Paul Smith Khidr Khizer, Khadir is often called The Green One for he was said to have drunk from the Fountain of Immortality and gained Eternal life He has been identified with Elias, St George, Phineas, the Angel Gabriel, the companion of Mohammed on a journey which is told in the Koran, viii, 59 8 1, and throughout the literature of Mysticism has appeared to many great seekers who eventually became Perfect Masters Here are poems by many great Sufi Master Poets who have composed poems in Persian, Turkish, Pashtu, Urdu and English in which he is invoked or appears Ansari, Anvari, Khaqani, Mu in, Nizami, Attar, Baba Afzal, Rumi, Sadi, Yunus Emre, Shabistari, Amir Khusrau, Obeyd Zakani, Emad Kermani, Hafiz, Ruh Attar, Haydar, Jahan Khatun, Ahmedi, Zeyneb, Necati, Khushal, Makhfi, Rahman Baba, Khwaja Mohammad, Niyazi, Wali, Dard, Zauq, Ghalib, Dagh, Iqbal, Paul The correct rhyme structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these poems Introduction on Who is Khidr Selected Bibliography Three Appendixes Illustrated 267 pages COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ S DIVAN It is not a joke the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance I am astonished If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece inspired by the Creator of all Dr Mir Mohammad Taghavi Dr of Literature Tehran Superb translations 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz s Divan off by heart Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz Daniel Ladinsky Penguin Books author I was very impressed with the beauty of these books Dr R.K Barz Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages, including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, Attar, Sana i, Jahan Khatun, Lalla, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children s books and screenplays.
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    One Reply to “Khidr in Sufi Poetry: A Selection”

    1. As a collection of poems dedicated to the Green One, Hazrat al Khezr a.s.a this volume does a great job collecting a number of examples from all of the great Sufi poets who use this figure in their works There s also an appendix of material previously culled from the same source material used on the old khidr site it seems.My big beef with this book is two fold First, I had an issue with the typeface used and how the publisher has chosen to format each introductory block for each writer The marr [...]

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