Vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, and others combine with Michael and Saliha Green's stunning illustrations to bring the immortal poetry of the great Persian master Hafiz to life

“There is this matter
of the light in my eyes.

If you want to know the Friend,
don’t expect elegant arguments!

Demand a blessing
from one who gives you joy.”
—Hafiz (tr. Barks)

“Hafiz is without peer!” exclaimed Goethe. Known as “The Tongue of the Hidden Mysteries,” Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz is the most revered of Persian poets. When the Sun of Infinite Reality dawned in his being, he poured forth mystic verse so sublime it touched the hearts of kings and commoners alike.

Hafiz’s poems of intimate divine love spread through the East in his lifetime, then into the West, influencing such luminaries as Emerson, Brahms, Queen Victoria, Nietzsche, and Garcia Lorca. Today, nearly 700 years after his death, the unmatched genius and bold wit of Hafiz continues to ignite hearts and intoxicate souls everywhere.

The Illuminated Hafiz brings together vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, Peter Booth, and others with the luminous art of Michael and Saliha Green, weaving them into a stunning contemporary presentation in the tradition of classical Persian illuminated manuscripts and unveiling the mysteries of the path of love.

Come, raise a cup! Join with Hafiz and his incomparable love poems in a holy revel on the journey into light.
 
..The Scenario... The Central Theme..

A Fiction Novel on World Power Politics. A novel of action, adventure, suspense, political and war fiction.

The novel has been written in the context of present day fast changing political scenario of the world. Most important international burning issues have been touched in this novel in the most skillful and careful manner. Shall this peace seeking world ever reach the point of the lasting peace..?

There is destruction of all anti-peace world forces in attempt to convert this world into a peaceful world.

All nations live peacefully in the long run. People respect each other's religious, territorial limits and social taboo. This novel is an action and adventure based fiction and an attempt to make this world as a joint peaceful global village free of discriminations of caste and racial and Islamic and non-Islamic biases. The author seems to stress upon the fact that discriminations of this sort are very fatal for the restoration of world peace.

Unless this discrimination is not completely finished it is almost impossible to convert this world into one peaceful global Village.
It is an English version of Urdu novel "Tuloo e Amn" Published in Pakistan in 2003.

Author of both versions; Dr Hafiz Shahid Amin.Pakistan

Message of Novel

*** A 9 Points World Peace Formula ***
In the end of Novel all Nations agree on these Points;
1... that all countries shall respect other countries and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
2... that all countries shall wind up and disband their secret agencies.
3... that all countries shall dismiss and terminate their respective armed forces so that huge expenses made in the name of defense could be used for welfare of people.
4... that all countries shall lift bans of visit visas so that people can come and go in any part of the world freely.
5... that the developed countries shall take along and help developing countries and underdeveloped countries.
6... that people of all countries shall enjoy complete freedom of religion and every body shall be free to offer prayer to Allah Almighty as he wished.
7... that all countries shall exercise strict control over growing sexual liberties and shall prohibit advertisements about sex, sex enhancing all kinds of literature like novels, sexy films, and the most dangerous weapon of mass destruction the INTERNET SEX.
8... only one and same currency shall remain in circulation and use all over the world.
9... all banks and financial institutions will commence interest free banking.
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