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Emanations of Grace

Mystical Poems by A'ishah al-Bacuniyah (d. 923/1517)
Paperback Book
Fons Vitae
December, 2011
$20.95 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

Aishah al-Bacuniyah was one of the greatestfemale scholars in Islamic history;a mystic and prolific poet and writer,she composed more works in Arabic than any other woman prior to the 20th century. This bilingualvolume of poetry, edited and translated into English for the first time, recounts Aishah al-Bacuniyahs remarkable story of devotion and mystical illumination, challenging many Western stereotypes of Islam by presenting the thoughts, feelings, and concerns of an educated Muslim woman. Aishah al-Bacuniyah does not write of hatred or violence, but of her love and longing for God and His prophet Muhammad.These poemsare a window into the world of others and the self.

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