Garden of Mystery
The Gulshan-i Raz of Mahmud Shabistari (Classics of Sufi Poetry series)
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Archetype, 9781901383225, 208pp.
Publication Date: May 15, 2007
About the Author
Mahmud Shabistari (d.1339), was born near Tabriz around 1288 in the golden age of Sufism. He was a follower of the teachings of Ibn Arabi and Attar (Rumi's literary and spiritual predecessor). He was a well known Sufi who lived in times of great turmoil following the Mongol invasions.
Robert Abdul Hayy Darr (b. 1951 in California) has, for nearly forty years, been a student of Islamic culture. He has studied Persian and Afghan literature and history, Afghan and north Indian music, and classical Afghan miniature painting. His translation of Mahmud Shabistari’s masterpiece, Gulshan-i raz, published by Archetype in 2007 as Garden of Mystery, has been acclaimed as a new classic.