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West-eastern Divan: Complete, Annotated New Translation, Including Goethe's Notes And Essays & The…

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In 1814, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe read the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz in a newly published translation by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. For Goethe, the book was a revelation. He felt a deep connection with Hafiz and Persian poetic…
Time's Covenant: Selected Poems
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|April 21, 2011

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Bringing together all of the poems from Eric Ormsby's five previous collections alongside a healthy selection of previously unpublished poems, this volume collects the work of one of the most important poets writing today in Canada -- or elsewhere. Beautifully…
Ghazali: The Revival of Islam
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|December 12, 2007

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This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad,…
On Life, Death, And Languages: An Arabic Critical Edition And English Translation Of Epistles 29-31

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The Ikhwan al-safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their…
Al-ghazali On Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment
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|July 12, 2017

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The Book of Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment is the thirty-sixth chapter of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences. This was the first treatise which established not merely the possibility but the necessity for the love of God.…
The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an: Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor

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Two major events occurred in the early centuries of Islam that determined its historical and spiritual development in the centuries that followed: the formation of the sacred scriptures, namely the Qur'an and the Hadith, and the chronic violence that surrounded…
Al-ghazali On Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment

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As the first complete translation of a classic Arabic text written in the 11th century, this work is an eloquent introduction to mystical love in Islam. Considered one of the most important chapters in al-Ghazālī's magnum opus The…
Araby
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|May 16, 2001

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Araby is a new collection of poems on the adventures, dreams, hopes, and imaginings of two singular characters: Jaham, the "Father of Clouds," a semi-nomadic poet and auto mechanic, and his inseparable sidekick Bald Adham, also a virtuoso mechanic as well as…
The Hijab: Three Modern Iranian Seminarian Perspectives

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Fine Incisions: Essays on Poetry and Place

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Fine Incisions is a collection of twenty-four gracious, intelligent and occasionally fractious essays, wide-ranging in their interests and rigorous in their analyses. Ormsby's reverence for language is luminously clear as he examines his international travels,…
Facsimiles of Time: Essays on Poetry and Translation
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|November 15, 2001

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Eric Ormsby is a poet who writes prose that is both graceful and hard-headed. With an outspoken contempt for cant and literary persiflage, Ormsby ranges over a surprising array of writers and literatures. Each essay involves a new and sometimes startling…
The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an: Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor

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Two major events occurred in the early centuries of Islam that determined its historical and spiritual development in the centuries that followed: the formation of the sacred scriptures, namely the Qur'an and the Hadith, and the chronic violence that surrounded…
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