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Title Radical love : teachings from the Islamic mystical tradition / translated and edited by Omid Safi
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xlix, 284 pages)
Contents Introduction : Islam's path of radical love -- God of love -- Path of love -- Lover and beloved -- Beloved community
Summary This stunning collection showcases the love poetry and mystical teachings at the heart of the Islamic tradition in accurate and poetic original translations At a time when the association of Islam with violence dominates headlines, this beautiful collection offers us a chance to see a radically different face of the Islamic tradition. It traces a soaring, poetic, popular tradition that celebrates love for both humanity and the Divine as the ultimate path leading humanity back to God. Safi brings together for the first time the passages of the Qur'an sought by the Muslim sages, the mystical sayings of the Prophet, and the teachings of the path of "Divine love." Accurately and sensitively translated by leading scholar of Islam Omid Safi, the writings of Jalal al-Din Rumi can now be read alongside passages by Kharaqani, Attar, Hafez of Shiraz, Abu Said-e Abi l-Khayr, and other key Muslim mystics. For the millions of readers whose lives have been touched by Rumi's poetry, here is a chance to see the Arabic and Persian traditions that produced him
Notes In English
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Subject Islamic poetry.
Islamic poetry, Arabic -- Translations into English
Islamic poetry, Persian -- Translations into English
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Islamic poetry
Islamic poetry, Arabic
Islamic poetry, Persian
Genre/Form Love poetry
Love poetry.
Po├ęsie d'amour.
Form Electronic book
Author Safi, Omid, 1970- translator, editor.
ISBN 9780300235562