Photo: Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i or Seyed Mohammad Hossein Tabataba'i (Persian: علامه سید محمد حسین طباطبائی, 16 March 1903 – 15 November 1981) was one of the most prominent thinkers of philosophy and contemporary Shia Islam. He is famous for Tafsir al-Mizan, a twenty-seven-volume work of Quranic exegesis, which he worked on from 1954 until 1972. He is commonly known as Allameh Tabataba'i and the Allameh Tabataba'i University in Tehran is named after him.
You must be cross-eyed not to see the Real
Or lack the eyes to look at Him, I feel,
To know that you, from head to toe, are HIM --
The Universal Apple, core and peel.
(by Baba Afzal Kashani)
Source and Recommended Reading:
'The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry'
By Peter Lamborn Wilson (Translator), Nasrollah Pourjavady (Translator)
Lovers of Rumi and Hafez will find this volume an excellent means to deepening their understanding of Sufism and Sufi poetry. Stages of spiritual unfoldment are viewed through the works of 33 poets.
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