Lawa'ih by Nur-ud-din Abd-ur-rahman Jami
This work by Nur al-Din 'Abd al-Rahman Jami is a reproduction of the 1928 edition published by the Royal Asiatic Society. It contains the full text and English translation. Jami needs little introduction. He is acknowledged to be one of the greatest poets of the Persian language, and ranks alongside Sana'i, Attar, Rumi and Hafiz. He was born near Herat in 817/1414, and became a renowned scholar mastering the traditional sciences of mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, and theology. He became deeply committed to Sufism, and was an influential member of the Naqshbandiyyah Order. The spiritual instructions he was to receive in the Order from two masters, Sa'd al-Din Muhammad Kasghari and Khwajah Nasir al-Din Ahrar, were so to transform his very being, that he was able to create several masterpieces of Sufism of which Lawaih is a fine example.
In this work he brilliantly describes the doctrines of Ibn 'Arabi and his school which had had such a profound influence on all aspects of Persian Life. It is by no means simply a commentary on Ibn 'Arabi, but as Hossein Nasr points out in his preface, it is the fruit of vision made possible by spiritual discipline and the attainment of sanctity.
Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House, London
Pages: 116 pages