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TEN EPISODES

TEN EPISODES

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TENEPISODESPrefaceInthisbookIhaveaddedthefollowingtenepisodeswhicharealreadypublishedonthewebsitesandtheseepisodesareveryfamousandpopularamongitsreaders.1. TipuSultan2. MashooqRabbaniWarangal3. MoulanaMoizUddinTurkeyKohir4. BabaSharafUddinSaharwardiHyderabad5. YousufSahibandSharifSahibHyderabad6. SyedHasanBarhanaShahHyderabad7. SyedJamalal-BharBhongir8. AbuBakerWasti9. AbuIshaqueGarzoni10. AbulHasanQarqaniIstheseepisodeshaveaninspirationalthemeorcontent,orisiteducational?Whateducationalbenefit,positiveinformationormoralorethicalthemedoesitprovide?Pleasefindthedetailsasfollows.Intheprefacetothe‘Memorial’(MuslimSaintsandMystics)Attarlistshisreasonsforwritingthebook,butnotthesourcesusedbyhim.Hisdeclaredmotives,assummarizedbyR.A.Nicholson,areasfollows.1.Hewasbeggedtodosobyhisreligiousbrethren.2.Hehopedthatsomeofthosewhoreadtheworkwouldblesstheauthor,and,thus,possibly,securehiswelfarebeyondthegrave.3.Hebelievedthatthewordsofthesaintswereprofitableeventothosewhocouldnotputthemintopractice,inasmuchastheystrengthenaspirationanddestroyself-conceit.4.Jonaidsaid,‘TheirsayingsareoneofthearmiesofAlmightyGodwherebyHeconfirmsandreinforcesthedisciple,ifhisheartbedejected.’5.AccordingtotheProphet,‘Mercydescendsatthementionofthepious’:peradventure,ifonespreadsatableonwhichmercyfallslikerain,hewillnotbeturnedawayportionless.6.Attartrustedthattheblessedinfluenceofthesaintsmaybevouchsafedtohimandbringhimhappinessbeforehedied.7.Hebusiedhimselfwiththeirsayingsinthehopethathemightmakehimselfresemblethem.8.TheKoranandtheTraditionscannotbeunderstoodwithoutknowledgeofArabic,whereforemostpeopleareunabletoprofitbythem;andtheSayingsoftheSaints,whichformacommentaryontheKoranandtheTraditions,werelikewiseuttered,forthemostpart,inArabic.Consequently,theauthorhastranslatedthemintoPersian,inorderthattheymaybecomeaccessibletoall.9.Sinceanidlewordoftenexciteskeenresentment,thewordofTruthiscapableofhavingathousandfoldeffecteventhoughyouareunconsciousthereof.Similarly,Abdal-RahmanEskafisaidthatthereadingoftheKoranwaseffectual,althoughthereadermightnotunderstandit,justasapotionofwhichtheingredientsareunknown.10.Spiritualwordsaloneappealtotheauthor.Hence,hecomposedthis‘dailytask’forhiscontemporaries,hopingtofindsomepersonstosharethemealwhichhehadprovided.11.TheImamYusofHamadhaniadvisedsomepeople,whoaskedhimwhattheyshoulddowhenthesaintshadpassedawayfromtheearth,toreadeightpagesoftheirsayingseveryday.Attarfeltthatitwasincumbentuponhimtosupplythisdesideratum.12.FromhischildhoodhehadapredilectionfortheSufisandtookdelightint
 
heirsayings.Whensuchwordsarespokenonlybyimpostorsandwhentruespiritualistsbecameasrareasthephilosopher’sstone,heresolvedtopopulariseliteratureofthiskindsofaraslayinhispower.13.Inthepresentagethebestmenarebad,andholymenhavebeenforgotten.TheMemorialwasdesignedtoremedythisstateofthings.14.TheSayingsoftheSaintsdisposementorenouncetheworld,meditateonthefuturelife,loveGod,andsetaboutpreparingfortheirlastjourney.Onemaysaythattheredoesnotexistinallcreationabetterbookthanthis,fortheirwordsareacommentaryontheKoranandTraditions,whicharethebestofallwords.Anyonewhoreadsitproperlywillperceivewhatpassionmusthavebeeninthesoulsofthosementobringforthsuchdeedsandwordsastheyhavedoneandsaid.15.Afurthermotivewasthehopeofobtainingtheirintercessionhereafterandofbeingpardoned,likethedogoftheSevenSleeperswhich,thoughitbeallskinandbone,willneverthelessbeadmittedtoParadise.Howdoesmybookfillaneedoranichenotpresentlymetbycurrentbooksonthemarket?SincelongtimebooksofgreatSufimasterslikeFaridAldinAttar,Rumi,Saadiandothersarenotcominginthemarketsoforthisreasonthisbookwillfillaneedinthemarketandsatisfyitsreaders.RegardingmytranslationprojectofthebookTadhkirtalAwiliya(MuslimSaintsandMysticsItsscopeandaimsareverylargesoithasbeentranslatedintheEnglishanditwillbepublishedsoonInshallahbythefollowingpublisherinMalaysia.A.S.NOORDEENMalaysiacompletededitworkofbookMuslimsaintsandMysticsDearallRegthemanuscriptof‘MuslimSaintsandMystics’.Theeditingworkhasbeendone.PleasetrytopurchasethisgreatbookofFaridEdinAttaruponitspublication.Yourcooperationinthismatterwouldbemuchappreciated.YaHaqMohammedAbdulHafeezTranslaterofMuslimSaintsandMysticsHyderabadIndia.=========PublicationnoteforthesecondepisodebyMr.DavidRosenbaumofNewYorkTimes.FaridAl-dinAttarisconsideredoneofthepreeminentmysticalpoetsofthePe
 
rsianliterarytradition.thedurationofhislifeisuncertain,thoughhecanbeplacedinthe12thand13thcenturiesc.e.borninNishapurinwhatistodayIran,Attarapparentlywasapharmacist,butlittleinformationabouthispersonallifeisknown.duringhislifetimeheisbelievedtohavewrittenapproximately9books,includingsuchfamousworksastheManteqAl-Tayr(theconferenceofthebirds)andtheIlahi-Nama(thebookofgod).MuslimSaintsandMysticsisanabridgement,translatedbyA.J.Arberry,ofAttar
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sonlyknownprosework:TadhkiratAl-Auliya(thememorialofthesaints),whichheworkedonthroughoutmuchofhislifeandwhichwasavailablepubliclybeforehisdeath.inwhatisconsideredthemostcompellingentryinthisbook,attarrelatesthestoryoftheexecutionofHallaj,themysticwhohadutteredthewords“iamthetruth”inastateofecstaticcontemplation.Arberry
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stranslationisanabridgement;theentryonOwaiseAl-QaranitranslatedbyMohammedAbdulhafeez,B.Com.,omittedinArberry
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stext,isincludedatthefollowinglink:Owaiseal-Qarani.Kindlynotethisepisodesisverypopularontheinternetandnootherarticleonthesametitleisnotmeetingthereadersrequirementsandgivingfulldetails.Soforthereasoninmanycountriesofworldthisarticlesisverypopularandaddedonmanywebsitesforthepublicreadingaswellforthereferenceandresearchpurpose.ThedetailofU.S.A.websiteonwhichthesecondepisodeisavailableisasfollows.==============================OwaiseofQarni113k-adobepdf-viewashtmlonhim,whichwereexplainedbytheprophet.thenOwaiseofQarni...translatedfromUrdutoEnglishbyMohammedA.Hafeez,B.Com.Hyderabad,India.,referencebook...www.omphaloskepsis.com/ebooks/pdf/Owaise.pdf.And=============================TADHKIRATAL-AULIYAbyFarid-AL-DinAttarIntroductionFaridAl-dinAttarisconsideredoneofthepreeminentmysticalpoetsofthePersianliterarytradition.Thedurationofhislifeisuncertain,thoughhecanbeplacedinthe12thand13thcenturiesC.E.borninNishapurinwhatistodayIran.Attarapparentlywasapharmacistbutlittleinformationabouthispersonallifeisknown.Duringhislifetimeheisbelievedtohavewrittenapproximately9books,includingsuchfamousworksasTheManteqAl-Tayr(TheConferenceoftheBirds)andTheIlahi-Nama(ThebookofGod)Tadhkiratal-Auliya(MuslimSaintsandMystics)isconsideredworldfamousclassicalbookofPersianliteraturewhichprintedandre-printedinmanycountries.Anabridgement,translatedbyA.J.Arberry,ofAttar
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sonlyknownproseworkTadhkiratAl-Auliya(TheMemorialoftheSaints)whichheworkedonthroughoutmuchofhislifeandwhichwasavailablepubliclybeforehisdeath.Arberry
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stranslationisanabridgement.TheentryonHAZRATOwaiseAl-Qarani(R.A.)andsomeotherchapterstranslatedbymewhichwereomittedinArberry
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stextareaddedontheabovewebsite.InTadhkiratal-AuliyaSheikhFarid-Al-DinAttarwrote

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