Attar-Conference of Birds عطّار
Farid al-Din `Attar Persian poet, Sufi, theoretician of mysticism, and hagiographer, born ca. 1145-46 at Nishapur, and died there in 1221. Author of Mantiq al-tair (Conference of the Birds).In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none. The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simurgh . . . a journey about Attar's philosophy.