Hafiz and the Religion of Love in Classical Persian Poetry

Hafiz and the Religion of Love in Classical Persian Poetry

Leonard Lewisohn / Aug 18, 2019

Hafiz and the Religion of Love in Classical Persian Poetry The romantic lyricism of the great Persian poet Hafiz continues to be admired around the world Recent exploration of that lyricism by Iranian scholars has revealed that in addition to his m

  • Title: Hafiz and the Religion of Love in Classical Persian Poetry
  • Author: Leonard Lewisohn
  • ISBN: 9781848853393
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The romantic lyricism of the great Persian poet Hafiz 1315 1390 continues to be admired around the world Recent exploration of that lyricism by Iranian scholars has revealed that, in addition to his masterful use of poetic devices, Hafiz s verse is deeply steeped in the philosophy and symbolism of Persian love mysticism This innovative volume discusses the aesthetic thThe romantic lyricism of the great Persian poet Hafiz 1315 1390 continues to be admired around the world Recent exploration of that lyricism by Iranian scholars has revealed that, in addition to his masterful use of poetic devices, Hafiz s verse is deeply steeped in the philosophy and symbolism of Persian love mysticism This innovative volume discusses the aesthetic theories and mystical philosophy of the classical Persian love lyric ghazal as particularly exemplified by Hafiz who, along with Rumi and Sa di, is Persia s most celebrated poet For the first time in western literature, Hafiz s rhetoric of romance is situated within the broader context of what scholars refer to as Love Theory in Arabic and Persian poetry in particular and Islamic literature generally Contributors from both the West and Iran conduct a major investigation of the love lyrics of Hafiz and of what they signified to that high culture and civilization which was devoted to the School of Love in medieval Persia The volume will have strong appeal to scholars of the Middle East, medieval Islamic literature, and the history and culture of Iran.

    The Ecstatic Poetry of Hafiz Peaceful Rivers For the Hafiz, a Sufi poet, expressed in poetry love for the divine, and the intoxicating oneness of union with it Hafiz, along with many Sufi masters, uses wine as the symbol for love The intoxication that results from both is why it is such a fitting comparison Hafiz spoke out HAFIZ AND THE Global Public Library HAFIZ AND THE RELIGION OF LOVE IN CLASSICAL PERSIAN POETRY editedbyLeonardLewisohn IranandthePersianateWorld PublishedbyI.B.TaurisCoLtdinassociationwith IranHeritageFoundation _Hafiz_i xxvi Page i Hafez Khw ja Shams ud D n Mu ammad fe e Sh r z Persian , known by his pen name Hafez fe the memorizer the safe keeper and as Hafiz, was a Persian poet who lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy. Hafiz definition of hafiz by The Free Dictionary There is as much sense in Hafiz as in Horace, and as much knowledge of the world Was it Hafiz or Firdousi that said of his Persian Lilla, She was an elemental force, and astonished me by her amount of life, when I saw her day after day radiating, every instant, redundant joy and grace on all around her. How to Become a Hafiz Steps with Pictures wikiHow Hafiz Poems The Gift The Subject Tonight is Love Hafiz Poems I just discovered Hafiz, c to , a beautiful, mystic, Sufi poet from PersiaEnjoy Translated beautifully and with verve by Daniel Ladinsky Poet Seers Hafiz Biography of Hafiz Hafiz is one of the world s most beloved poets, he is affectionately known as the Tongue of the Invisible and the great Poet Seer Ralph Waldo Emerson himself remarked that Hafiz is a poet for poets The poems of Hafiz have a beautiful and BBC Culture The mystical poet who can help you lead a Hafiz poems were also admired by such diverse notables as Nietzsche and Arthur Conan Doyle, whose wonderful character Sherlock Holmes quotes Hafiz Garcia Lorca praised the Sufi poet. Hafiz Quran Hafiz Quran Hafiz Arabic , translit fi , , pl uff , f fi a , literally meaning guardian or memorizer, depending on the context, is a term used by Muslims for someone who has completely memorized the Qur an Hafiza is the female equivalent. Hafez Poetry Foundation Hafiz became a poet at the court of Abu Ishak and also taught at a religious college He is one of the most celebrated of the Persian poets, and his influence can be felt to this day As the author of numerous ghazals expressing love, spirituality, and protest, he and his work continue to be important to Iranians,

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    1. A fine book on a lovely subject, in Spenser’s lost usage of that word: ‘has to do with love’. Lovely, in the use Spenser may have made up, becomes a strong word where otherwise it is a weak.As one who has happily perused the ‘courtly love’ literature of medieval Europe – Christendom – this contemporary tradition in Islamdom is gorgeous in its similarities and its paths pursued that are arguably more strange. Since I grew up on Lancelot, the self-devotion to an ideal of love in thes [...]


    2. As someone who doesn’t read Arabic or Persian but loves Rumi and has been drawn into Hafiz, this volume of essays provided an excellent resource for entering Hafiz’ tavern. The work of exposing hypocrisy while holding to the Religion of Love demands dedication and inspiration. The array of authors provides a good range of openings into the culture behind Hafiz’ work and into the particular literary form of the ghazal. While knowledge is not sufficient to taste the beauty, my appreciation a [...]



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