The Poetry of the Sufis (Audiobook)
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Read by David Shaw-Parker, Ghizela Rowe & Eve Karpf (Unabridged: 2hrs 33mins) 

Featuring poems from Rumi, Hafiz & many more. 

Sufism had its origins in the early days of Islam and was defined by its mystical and philosophical absorption with the search for God and the love and grace of God.  The striving for union with God was the ultimate Sufi goal but could not be achieved until death, so earthly life devoted itself to worship God, love mankind, respect nature and conquer the Self, severing the chains of our worldly life. 

Along the centuries numerous interpretations and definitions of Sufism have waxed and waned but the undeniable beauty of their verse in its myriad of forms including the musical Ghazal (love song), Masnavi (narrative) and Rubai (quatrain) always remains.  

Our chronological volume of the classic Sufi poets helps us understand the spiritual direction of Sufism, starting with Rabia in the 8th century through to Khwaja Ghulam Farid over a thousand years later.

It is a journey of fascinating thoughts and beauty.

In this compilation - 

1 - The Poetry of the Sufis - An Introduction
2 - Your Hope Is My Heart by Rabia al Basri
3 - In My Soul by Rabia al Basri
4 - In Love by Rabia al Basri
5 - The Holy Water by Rabia al Basri
6 - If I Adore You by Rabia al Basri
7 - Your Image Is In My Eye by Mansur Al Hallaj
8 - I Do Not Cease Swimming by Mansur Al Hallaj
9 - Thy Spirit Is Mingled In My Spirit by Mansur Al Hallaj
10 - Awareness Is Rapture by Abdullah Ansari
11 - I Came by Abdullah Ansari
12 - The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
13 - The Walled Garden by Sanai Ghaznavi
14 - All Pervading Consciousness by Farid ud-Din Attar
15 - Bird Parliament or The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar (an Extract)
16 - Why Was Adam by Farid ud-Din Attar
17 - Intoxicated By the Wine of Love by Farid ud-Din Attar
18 - An Ocean Without Shore by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
19 - With My Very Own Hands by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
20 - Fire by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
21 - Listen O Dearly Beloved by Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
22 - You Speak of the Glory of God by Shams Tabrizi
23 - I Shall Not Place You In My Heart by Shams Tabrizi
24 - A Life Without Love by Shams Tabrizi
25 - The Past Is an Interpretation by Shams Tabrizi
26 - How Philosopher's Deceive Themselves by Jalaluddin Rumi
27 - What Is To Be Done by Jalaluddin Rumi
28 - Till Man Destroys Self by Jalaluddin Rumi
29 - You Who Are My Soul's Repose by Jalaluddin Rumi
30 - Fasting by Jalaluddin Rumi
31 - Only Breath by Jalaluddin Rumi
32 - Your Grief For What You've Lost Holds A Mirror by Rumi
33 - Description of Humility by Saadi
34 - One Body by Saadi
35 - On the Excellence of Learning by Saadi
36 - Who Attains the Secret of Unity. From the Mystic Rose Garden by Mahmud Shabistari
37 - Why Call They a Creature United. From the Mystic Rose Garden by Mahmud Shabistari
38 - Life's Mighty Flood by Hafiz
39 - Slaves of Thy Shining Eyes by Hafiz
40 - Sleep On Thine Eyes by Hafiz
41 - Stop Being So Religious by Hafiz
42 - Beloved by Hafiz
43 - The Heart is the Thousand Stringed Instrument by Hafiz
44 - My Heart Cries by Kabir
45 - My Body and My Mind by Kabir
46 - All Things Are Created by the Om by Kabir
47 - Song 9 - Oh How May I Ever Express That Secret Word by Kabir
48 - All Jewels by Kabir
49 - Song 49 - That Which You See Is Not by Kabir
50 - Kalam - I  by Sultan Bahu
51 - The City of Baghdad by Sultan Bahu
52 - Neither Hindu Nor Muslim by Bulleh Shah
53 - There Is a Thief In the Folds of My Arms by Bulleh Shah
54 - Wind Blew! The Sand Enveloped the Body by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
55 - If You Are Seeking Allah by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
56 - Kafi 18 by Khwaja Ghulam Farid
57 - Beauty of Truth by Khwaja Ghulam Farid