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The Veil – Attar

by Farid al-Din ‘Attar (1142-1220)

We are the Magians of old,
Islam is not the faith we hold;
In irreligion is our fame,
And we have made our creed a shame.

Now to the tavern we repair
To gamble all our substance there,
Now in the monastery cell
We worship with the infidel.

When Satan chances us to see
He doffs his cap respectfully,
For we […]

July 31st, 2008|Poetry, Sufi poetry, Sufism, World Literature|4 Comments

Fariduddin Attar’s Conference of the Birds

The legendary Sufi poet, Farid al-Din ‘Attar was born in Nishapur, in northeastern Iran, in 1142. He was beheaded by the invading Mongol army in 1221. His tomb at Shadyakh is visited by many. Rumi was also inspired by Attar. The best known work of Fariduddin Attar’s works is […]

March 8th, 2008|books, Sufism, World Literature|3 Comments