Islamic Poetry - Volume 1 - The Mystics (Audiobook)
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Read by Shyama Perara, David Shaw-Parker & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 1hr 49mins)

Featuring poems by Rumi, Kabir, Hafiz & others.

Islam is one of the world’s great religions and over the centuries one of its strongest voices.  For Peace. For Tolerance.  For the realisation that we are all in this World together.  Whatever our individual beliefs much of its teachings are wise words for us all.

As Islam moved from its Arabian heartland to a wider geographic area so its core message remained albeit adapted to different lands, to different ears. Poets were ever eager to provide an alternate way of delivering the ‘message’ in beautiful verse.  Their simplicity was embracing, their ornateness a humble offering to greater forces.

The poems here are both profound and wide-ranging.   They give verse to thoughts that still preoccupy mankind as central to their message is love and humility. Civilisations may come and go, rise and fade, but culture and its arts linger on in oral histories and the written word.

The contribution of these Mystic or Sufi poets comes in many forms.  They view the world in ways that give us pause to reconsider our own.   Obviously, translations come in many shades and hues and even if the translator colours the original meaning of the poem, the essential truths remain.

In this volume we have gathered many of the most celebrated of these ancient and classical verses by poets of the caliber and brilliance of Rumi, Kabir, Hafiz and many others. Their wise words illuminate much of what we search for.   


In this compilation - 

01 - Islamic Poetry - Volume 1 - The Mystics - An Introduction
02 - With My Very Own Hands by Ibn Arabi
03 - Fire by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
04 - An Ocean Without Shore by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
05 - Awareness Is Rapture by Abdullah Ansari
06 - I Came by Abdullah Ansari
07 - All Pervading Consciousness by Farid ud-Din Attar
08 - Intoxicated By the Wine of Love by Farid ud-Din Attar
09 - Kalam - I  by Sultan Bahu
10 - The City of Baghdad by Sultan Bahu
11 - Kafi 18 by Khwaja Ghulam Farid
12 - Beauty of Truth by Khwaja Ghulam Farid
13 - Arise O Cup-Bearer by Hafiz
14 - Stop Being So Religious by Hafiz
15 - Singer Sweet Singer by Hafiz
16 - The Lute Will Beg by Hafiz
17 - Slaves of Thy Shining Eyes by Hafiz
18 - I Do Not Cease Swimming by Mansur Al Hallaj
19 - Your Image Is In My Eye by Mansur Al Hallaj
20 - Thy Spirit Is Mingled In My Spirit by Mansur Al Hallaj
21 - All Jewels by Kabir
22 - All Things Are Created by the Om by Kabir
23 - My Body and My Mind by Kabir
24 - Song 49 - That Which You See is Not by Kabir
25 - To Be A Slave of Intensity by Kabir
26 - My Rest is in My Solitude by Rabia al Basri
27 - Dream Fable by Rabia al Basri
28 - In Love by Rabia al Basri
29 - In My Soul by Rabia al Basri
30 - Your Hope is My Heart by Rabia al Basri
31 - You Who Are My Soul's Repose by Jalaluddin Rumi
32 - Only Breath by Jalaluddin Rumi
33 - A World with No Boundaries by Jalaluddin Rumi
34 - Your Grief For What You've Lost Holds A Mirror by Rumi
35 - Till Man Destroy's Self by Rumi
36 - Oh Lovers by Jalaluddin Rumi
37 - On the Excellence of Learning by Sa'adi
38 - Description of Humility by Sa'adi
39 - One Body by Saadi
40 - The Walled Garden of Truth by Sanai Ghaznavi
41 - Who Attains The Secret of Unity. From the Mystic Rose Garden by Mahmud Shabistari
42 - Why Call They A Creature United. From the Mystic Rose Garden by Mahmud Shabistari
43 - Wind Blew! The Sand Enveloped the Body by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
44 - If You Are Seeking Allah by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
45 - There Is A Thief in the Folds of My Arms by Bulleh Shah
46 - Neither Hindu Nor Muslim by Bulleh Shah
47 - A Life Without Love by Shams Tabrizi
48 - I Shall Not Place You In My Heart by Shams Tabrizi
49 - The Past Is An Interpretation by Shams Tabrizi
50 - The Universe is a Complete Entity by Shams Tabrizi
51 - You Speak of the Glory of God by Shams Tabrizi