Where is the face of Islam in the panoply of Love?
And where the adept who'll reveal its mysteries?
In this, one of his last works, Martin Lings discusses the significance of the pilgrimage to Mecca, made annually by several million Muslims, in the light of the tradition of Abraham.
Come back, come back, even though you have broken your vows a thousand times. Ours is not a house of despair, ours is a house of hope.
Hafiz is honored as the greatest lyric poet of Iran and the Divan-i Hafiz, his collected poetry, is without doubt one of the world's greatest literary achievements.
Garden of Mystery, the 'Gulshan-i Raz', holds a unique position in Persian Sufi literature.