برگی از دیوان حافظ: اثر سلطان محمد، دوره صفوی، تبریز، در حدود 1531-33 میلادی. Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness", Folio from the Divan of Hafiz Painting by Sultan Muhammad (active first half 16th century) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1531–33 Geography: Iran, Tabriz Culture: Iran Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Dimensions: Illuminated folio: Painting: H.21.6 cm

Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness: Folio from the Divan (Collected Poems) of Hafiz, Safavid period ca. Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of century) Iran, Tabriz

Dogs in a market listen to the famous Persian poet Rumi, who praises their attention and understanding. One of many illustrations made in the late 16th century by Turkish artists. I've read little of Rumi's poetry but have admired the bits that I have seen. His poetry and these illustrations make me think of the era when Turkish, Arabic and Persian were flowering languages whose writers produced works we still read today. I do wonder what life was like then.

The Life of Rumi in Rare Islamic Manuscript Paintings from the 1590s

From The Morgan Library’s collection of Islamic manuscript paintings comes this remarkable glimpse of the rare manuscript, which captures the illustrated “life and miracles”" of Rumi with equal parts visual poetry and deep respect.

Dervish-Kadiri, Dervishes dancing before a group of Muslim divines, The San Diego Museum of Art

Dervish-Kadiri, Dervishes dancing before a group of Muslim Saints, The San Diego Museum of Art

Persian Miniature -taken from the works of the Great Poet “Saadi”, “Bustan” - 1553 از کتاب بوستان ، اثر سعدی - قرن شانزدهم میلادی

Persian Miniature -taken from the works of the Great Poet “Saadi”, “Bustan”…

Hafiz came along a hundred years later (1320 to 1389). He lived most of his life in Shiraz. He is considered the most beloved poet of Persia, and one of the finest lyricists in the Persian language. He was a devout Sufi. He lived about the same time as Chaucer in England.

Ḥāfiẓ, and Daniel James. I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy : Renderings of Hafiz. New York: Penguin, Print. 161 pages. by 10 inches. Clean and unmarked.

A Samāc During the Leadership of Rūmī's Successor: Usām al-Dīn Chelebi (Tarjuma-i Thawāqib-i manāqib ("A Translation of Stars of the Legend") (c. 1590s CE Islamic Ottoman Miniature Painting, Baghdad, Iraq)) (The Morgan Library & Museum)

A Samac During the Leadership of Rumi's Successor

A Samāc During the Leadership of Rūmī's Successor: Usām al-Dīn Chelebi (Tarjuma-i Thawāqib-i manāqib ("A Translation of Stars of the Legend") (c. CE Islamic Ottoman Miniature Painting, Baghdad, Iraq)) (The Morgan Library & Museum)

Ibrahim ibn Adham c. 718 – c. 782 / AH c. 100 – c. 165, was one of the most prominent of the early ascetic Sufi saints. The story of his conversion is one of the most celebrated in Sufi legend, as that of a prince renouncing his throne and choosing asceticism closely echoing the legend of Gautama Buddha.Sufi tradition ascribes to Ibrahim countless acts of righteousness, and his humble lifestyle, which contrasted sharply with his early life as the king of Balkh (itself an earlier center of…

Sufi saint Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (who relied on meditation and solitude visited by angels bearing gifts of food and drink. Provincial Mughal at Awadh, India C. Opaque watercolor with gold on wasli.

The Life of Rumi in Rare Islamic Manuscript Paintings from the 1590s | Brain Pickings

The Life of Rumi in Rare Islamic Manuscript Paintings from the 1590s

An Escaped Bull Seeks Refuge at Rūmī's Feet arjuma-i Thawāqib-i manāqib (A Translation of Stars of the Legend), in Turkish The translation was ordered in 1590 by Sultan Murād III (r. from the Persian abridgement of Aflākī. Iraq, Baghdad 220 x 155 mm

“Sultan al-Awliya, Grandshaykh AbdAllah al-Fa'iz ad-Daghestani (qs), 39th Master of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain and shaykh of Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana…”

“Sultan al-Awliya, Grandshaykh AbdAllah al-Fa'iz ad-Daghestani (qs), Master of the Naqshbandi Golden Chain and shaykh of Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana…”

Abdul Qadir Gilani, Ghaus-e-Azam

Abdul Qadir Gilani, Ghaus-e-Azam

A Sufi in a LandscapeIran, Isfahan, circa 1650-1660Manuscripts; foliosInk and color washes on paper10 13/16 × 6 13/16 in.

A Sufi in a LandscapeIran, Isfahan, circa foliosInk and color washes on × 6 in.

A Sufi Saint

A Sufi Saint, Mughal Water Color Painting On PaperArtist: Kailash Raj

Rūmī Tells His Disciples the Story of Seth | Story of Seth | The Morgan Library & Museum

Story of Seth

Rumi Tells His Disciples the Story of Seth, Tarjuma-i Thawaqib-i manaqib (A Translation of Stars of the Legend), in Turkish.

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