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    Shaikh Farid Al-din Attar's life and works

    MUSLIM SAINTS & MYSTICS ( TADHKIRATAL-AULIYA)
    BY Sheikh Farid-AL-Din Attar




    Introduction

    Shaikh Farid Al-din Attar is considered one of the preeminent mystical poets of the Persian literary tradition. The duration of his life is uncertain, though he can be placed in the 12th and 13th centuries C.E. born in Nishapur in what is today Iran.

    Attar apparently was a pharmacist but little information about his personal life is known. During his lifetime he is believed to have written approximately 9 books, including such famous works as

    The Manteq Al-Tayr (The Conference of the Birds) and
    The Ilahi-Nama (The book of God)

    Tadhkiratal-Auliya (Muslim Saints and Mystics) is considered world famous classical book of Persian literature which printed and re-printed in many countries.

    An abridgement, translated by A.J. Arberry, of Attar's only known prose work Tadhkirat Al-Auliya (The Memorial of the Saints) which he worked on throughout much of his life and which was available publicly before his death. Arberry's translation is an abridgement.

    The entry on Owaise Al-Qarani and some other chapters translated by me which were omitted in Arberry's text are added on the Sunniport.

    In Tadhkiratal-Auliya Sheikh Farid-Al-Din Attar wrote many chapters briefly but in those chapters there is full information and details of the titles are available . His style of writing is most interesting and for this reason the readers will remember the above chapters from the above great book for a longer time .

    For the above reasons this book is very famous through out the world and its translations are available in many languages of the world.

    Thanks to Mr. David E. Rosenbaum of New York Times

    The second chapter Owaise Al-Qarani was published on the following web site by Mr. David E. Rosenbaum as he was the editor of the below web site.


    Mr David E. Rosenbaum’s publication note about the entry on Owasie Al Qarni.

    Muslim Saints and Mystics is an abridgement, translated by A.J. Arberry, of Attar's only known prose work: Tadhkirat al-Auliya (The Memorial of the Saints), which he worked on throughout much of his life and which was available publicly before his death. In what is considered the most compelling entry in this book, Attar relates the story of the execution of Hallaj, the mystic who had uttered the words “I am the Truth” in a state of ecstatic contemplation. Arberry's translation is an abridgement; the entry on Owaise al-Qarani translated by Mohammed A. Hafeez B.Com., omitted in Arberry's text, is included at the following link: Owaise al-Qarani.
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    On the Friday night of Jan. 6, 2006 in Northwest Washington, when New York Times reporter Mr. David E. Rosenbaum was beaten, robbed and dispatched to his death.

    But in the course of history of the book Tadhkirat Al-Auliya ( Muslim Saints & Mystics ) the name of Mr. David E. Rosenbaum will be remembered always as he had published the above article with the special note with the following details.

    1. Some details about the life of Shaikh Farid Al-din Attar .
    2. The details of the works by Shaikh Farid Al-din Attar .
    3. He introduced also the translator ( Muhammed A. Hafeez B.Com. ) and his work of translation of the second main chapter Owaise of Qarni from the above book.
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    The following 34 episodes from Tadhkirat Al-Auliya (Muslim Saints & Mystics ) by Shaikh Farid Al-din Attar translated from Urdu to English by

    Muhammed A. Hafeez, B.Com.
    Email: [email protected]
    H.No. 16-11-16/1/21,
    Saleemnagar colony,
    Al-madina cottage,
    Hyderabad




    1. Ja’far al-Sadeq
    2. Owais al-Qarani
    5. Muhammad ibn Wase
    7. Abu Hazem al-Makki
    8. Otba al-Gholam
    18. Abu Hanifa
    19. al-Shafe’i
    20. Ahmad ibn Hanbal
    23. Abu Solaiman al-Dara’i
    24. Muhammad ibn Sammak
    25. Aslam al-Tusi
    31. Fath al-Mauseli
    32. Ahmad ibn Abi ‘l-Hawari
    34. Abu Torab al-Nakhshabi
    39. Hamdun al-Qassar
    40. Mansur ibn ‘Ammar
    41. Al-Antaki
    42. Abd Allah ibn Khobaiq
    48. Abd Allah Ibn al-Jala
    49. Abu Muhammad Rowaim
    51. Ibrahim Bin Dawood Warqi.
    52. Yousuf Asbat.
    53. Abu Yaqub Bin Ishaque Nehar Jawan.
    55. Abu Muhammed Murtish
    56. Abu Abdallah Muhammed Bin Fadhel
    57. Sheikh Abul Hasan Bushanji
    59. Abu Warqi
    60. Abdallah Manazil
    61. Ali Sahel Asfahani
    63. Abu Hamza Khorasani
    64. Ahmed Masruq
    65. Abdallah Meghrabi
    66. Abu Ali Jirjani
    69. Abu Muhammed Hariri.

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    REFERENCE BOOKS

    1. Tadhkirat Al-Auliya ( Muslim Saints and Mystics) by Sheikh Farid-Al-din Attar, Urdu translation published by Majedi Book Depot, Kanpur, India, in the year 1383 A.H.

    2. Tadhkirat Al-Auliya ( Muslim Saints and Mystics) by Sheikh Farid-Al-din Attar, Urdu translation published by Anwar Book Depot, Delhi India.

    3. Masnavi , Jalal Al-din Rumi .
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