THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

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The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Farid Attar
ISBN : 9780141920955
Genre : Poetry
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Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism - an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God - it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin the search for their ideal king, the Simorgh bird. On hearing that to find him they must undertake an arduous journey, the birds soon express their reservations to their leader, the hoopoe. With eloquence and insight, however, the hoopoe calms their fears, using a series of riddling parables to provide guidance in the search for spiritual truth. By turns witty and profound, The Conference of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry.
Category: Poetry

The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
ISBN : UOM:39015047540128
Genre : Mysticism
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Category: Mysticism

The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Attar
ISBN : 9780393292190
Genre : Poetry
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“These lofty words are an antidote for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.” Considered by Rumi to be “the master” of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is best known for this epic poem, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning. He recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds to the faraway peaks of Mount Qaf in search of the mysterious Simorgh, their king. Attar’s beguiling anecdotes and humor intermingle the sublime with the mundane, the spiritual with the worldly, while his poem models the soul’s escape from the mind’s rational embrace. Sholeh Wolpé re-creates for modern readers the beauty and timeless wisdom of the original Persian, in contemporary English verse and poetic prose.
Category: Poetry

The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Ransom Riggs
ISBN : 9780735231511
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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“Do you trust me?” An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries. Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the next installment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
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The Conference Of The Birds A Sufi Allegory

Author : Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
ISBN : 8120617223
Genre : Sufi poetry, Persian
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Farid-ud din Affar occupies a prominent place in the roll of distinguished Persian Poets. His most famous work, the manti-ul-Tayr, or the colloquy of birds is an allegorical poem in which this gated Sufi describes the quest of the Birds (symbolizing the seekers) to reach the Simurg (the Lord of Creation) This abridged edition of the above is a translation of the poem is the one of the first works published to the common English reader. It was a very illumination introduction on Persian Mysticism which is full of anecdotes of famous Sufis such as Hallaj Byazid, Rumi and Jami. The translation of the poem is in four parts: (1) The parliament of the birds, (II) On, to the city of god, (III) Through the seven valleys, (IV) the reception at the royal count. The book and with a short memoir on the poet, Farid-ud-din Affar.
Category: Sufi poetry, Persian

The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Farid Ud-Din Attar
ISBN : 0993187064
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Abstract: Mantiq Ut-tair, The Conference of the Birds, was composed in the twelfth century by the Persian poet, Farid ud-Din Attar, in the form of an allegorical poem, based on the teaching of the Sufis, of whom Attar was one of the greatest. The book is, as Attar says, 'A gift for distinguished men and a boon for the common'. Translation: This translation by C. S. Nott was first published in 1954 and at that time only two partial translations were available in England. Stanley Nott's rendering from the French prose translation of Garcin de Tassy is virtually complete, and as such was the first to appear in English. Garcin de Tassy's translation is as he says, 'as literal as I have been able to make it intelligible'. He has also retained the flavour, the spirit, and the teaching of Attar's poem. The brush drawings by Kate Adamson are based on those in an ancient Persian manuscript of Mantiq Ut-tair. Additional content: The appendix of this book includes a note about Attar, a short section on the Sufis and a glossary of some of the names and other words used throughout the text.
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Conference Of The Birds

Author : Farid Al-Din Attar
ISBN : 1578632463
Genre : Religion
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First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard. Like the duck, we may not wish to leave the water. Like the nightingale, we may want to stay close to our roses. Direct and to the point, Masani's translation, made in the early part of the 19th century, is particularly apropos for our early 21st century times -- both are periods of intense spiritual seeking.
Category: Religion

The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Alexis York Lumbard
ISBN : 9781937786021
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Retells the most famous work by the 12th-century Persian poet, Farid al-Din Attar, about a pilgrimage taken by birds to meet "King Simorgh the Wise."
Category: Juvenile Fiction