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Abul-l-Hassan ash-Shushtari of Andalusia: After extinction

Abul-l-Hassan ash-Shushtari of Andalusia: After extinction
 
Photo: Old Chinese Muslim from Xunhua.
 

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After extinction I came out, and I
Eternal now am, though not as I
And who am I, O I, but I

خرجت في حين بعد الفنا
ومن هنا بقيت بلا أنا
ومن أنا يا أنا إلا أنا

(Abul-l-Hassan ash-Shushtari of Andalusia; trans.by  Martin Lings)

 

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Quote Reference and Recommended Reading: 

'Sufi Poems: A Mediaeval Anthology'
​By Martin Lings (Author)

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Description:

Sufi Poems is a selection of poems from the golden period of Sufism especially chosen and translated from the Arabic by the distinguished scholar Dr Martin Lings. Dr Lings is the author of numerous best-selling works on Sufism and is a published poet in his own right. Inlcuding poems here translated for the first time, Sufi Poems brings together selections from the giants of Sufism; for example, Rabia, Hallaj, Ibn al-Farid and Ibn Arabi. Sufi Poems
 is published as bi-lingual Arabic-English edition which will be of interest to all those wishing to read the original Arabic and will also be helpful for university students of Arabic.
  

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