Ibn 'Ata' Illah by Ibn 'Ata' Illah; Kwaja Abdullah Ansari
The Book of Wisdom. Kwaja Abdullah Ansari: Intimate Conversations. Introduction, Translation and Notes of The Book of Wisdom by Victor Danner and of Intimate Conversations by Wheeler M. Thackston [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

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Two early Sufi classics are contained here in one volume. They embody the essence of spiritual life in the Islamic tradition. Ibn ‘Ata’ Illah (c. 1250-1309) was a Sufi saint and sage who lived in Egypt. Kwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1089) was one of major early writers of Persian mystical literature.

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Some of the most eminent scholars of contemporary Islam are responsible for the script of this video: Sheikh al Azhar, the late Dr. Abdul-Haleem Mahmoud, Dr. Martin Lings; Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and the late Dr. Victor Danner. The musical accompaniment was composed and performed especially for the video by Salman Shakur, the world famous Iraqi lute (oud) player. Wheeler M. Thackston is Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Persian and Other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University.
Published January 1, 1978 by Paulist Press.
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