Author: COLIN L DEAN Genre: ,

Oh kohl’in al-deen thou does it again new metaphors for the Sufis refrain the sacred the profane either which which is which love for Rabiya al-Adawiyyah of Basra the first to sing that Allah should be loved for him or Mohyuddin ibin’Arabi his wahdat al-wujud or wahdat al-hubb or Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi that only Allah deserves our love or Khwaja Shamsuddin Muhammad Hafiz the erotic sensual sublime

Oh kohl’in al-deen are thy love songs mystical disguised as profane or profane love songs disguised as mystical To unravel the knot Allah says in a hadith ‘I loved to be known so I created the world’


Title al-zib wa al-kis سك ا و ب.ز ا (the nightingale and the rose) from the diwan (دﯼوان) of kohl’in al-deen translated by abu ‘arif murshid ibn al- suluk ibn majdhub ibn qutb al-marifa al-fana Poems by C. Dean
Author Dean, Colin Leslie
Published Gamahucher Press, West Geelong, Vic, 2012
Pages 21
Subject Erotic poetry (Australia)
ISBN 9781876347511


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