By Abu Sa'id,Sarmad,Paul Smith
A Sufi Daybook
Translation & creation through Paul Smith
Abu Sa’id (968-1049) used to be an ideal grasp and a poet who lived in Nishapur and composed in basic terms ruba’is, over four hundred of them. He used to be a founding father of Sufi poetry and an immense impact at the ruba’i and such a lot poets that undefined, in particular Sana’i, Nizami, ‘Attar, Rumi and Hafiz. Sarmad (d. 1659) was once a recognized and notorious Persian dervish poet of Jewish and Armenian foundation. As a service provider he amassed his wares and travelled to India to promote them. In India he renounced Judaism and followed Islam: he later renounced it in favour of Hinduism which he ultimately renounced for Sufism. He was once recognized for exposing and ridiculing the most important religions and hypocrisy of his day, yet he additionally wrote attractive mystical poetry within the type of rubai’s. He was once beheaded in 1659 via Emperor Aurangzeb for his perceived heretical poetry. This Sufi Daybook includes 366 in their insightful, attractive & non secular ruba’is, 188 each one. advent & Bibliography. 390 pages.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and background touching on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki Lalla Ded, Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and a dozen screenplays.
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