By MU'IN UD-DIN CHISHTI,PAUL SMITH

MU’IN UD-DIN CHISHTI: chosen POEMS

Translation & advent Paul Smith

Mu’in ud-din Chishti (1141-1230) sometimes called Gharib Nawaz or ‘Benefactor of the Poor’, is the main recognized Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of the Indian Subcontinent. In his booklet Pre Mughal Persian in Hindustan, Muhammad ‘Abdu’l Ghani states… “He was once the best lyric poet of his age. His sort is exuberant and unique immediately. His poems are a storehouse of transcendental innovations superbly ordered and forcefully expressed. there's continuously a feeling of pious serenity and pleasure in his verses which are teeming with Divine Love… his poetry resembles heavily that of Hafiz… he's taking his readers in addition to him exclusively to non secular ecstasy and provides them a peep into the airy world…” at the present time, thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Christians and others take grace from his tomb and poems. this can be the biggest choice of his ghazals translated into English within the right shape and which means. creation comprises: existence, instances & Poetry of Mu’in ud-din Chishti, The Chishti Order of Sufism, Sufis & Dervishes: Their paintings & Use of Poetry. 171 pages within the paperback.

COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.

“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote the sort of masterpiece encouraged by means of the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many mystical works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by way of heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary proof and historical past bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of poems encouraged through Hafiz).

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, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and so on, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.

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