TH 566 Mystical Poetry in the Islamic Humanities (Spring: 3)
Supplemental Persian reading session available.
Spiritual poetry and music have long been the primary cultural vehicle for
the popular communication of Qur'anic teaching throughout the Islamic world.
Beginning with essential background from the Qur'an and Hadith, this seminar
will focus on three classics of the Islamic humanities: Attar's Language
of the Birds; Rumi's Masnavi; and Hafez's lyrical poetry. Each
participant will also study another major work from the Islamic humanities
(in translation) from a different Muslim culture or cognate artistic forms
(film, music, literature) from contemporary spiritual settings.
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