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'aishah Al-Ba'uniyah: Sufi Poet & Female Perfect Master: Selected Poems

Al-Ba'uniyah, 'Aishah (Author)
Smith, Paul (Translator)
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Publication Date: 10 November 2017
'AISHAH AL-BA'UNIYAH Sufi Poet & Female Perfect Master Selected Poems Translation & Introduction Paul Smith 'Aishah al-Ba'uniyah (1457 - 1517) came from the village of Ba'un in the south of Syria. Her family were well-known and respected religious scholars and poets. She surpassed her father and brothers in her poetry, scholarship and renown. As a young woman she went to Mecca where she had a vision of Prophet Mohammed. All her family were Sufis connected to the Qadir'iyah order. She had two spiritual masters Jamal al-Din Isma'il al-Hawwari and Muhyi al-Din Yayha al-Urnwari. The first she praised in a famous qasida. Her family moved early in her life to Damascus where she eventually married a devotee of her first spiritual master and they had a son and a daughter. She became highly regarded and later in her life was considered to be a great Sufi Master and poet. She wrote in many forms of poetry including ruba'is, ghazals, qit'as, qasidas in Divans and composed works on Sufism, still highly regarded. Her great qasida (translated here) was influenced by Ibn al-Farid's famous 'Mystic's Way' qasida. Introduction on her life, forms in which she composed, Sufis & poetry. The correct forms of her poetry have been kept. Large Format Paperback 7" x 10" 172 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." Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. "Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith." Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many mystical works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Nesimi, Baba Farid, Lalla Ded, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Bulleh Shah, Mahsati, Iqbal, Ghalib, Nazir, Mu'in, Huma, Jigar, Khalim, Majnun, Shah Latif and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and a dozen screenplays.

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ISBN-10: 1979575061

ISBN-13: 9781979575065

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Paperback: 174 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 25.40 x 17.78 x 0.94 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.31 Kg

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