Ismaili Literature by Farhad Daftary download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Literature, particularly religious writing, is the mirror of the soul and intellect of any faith community or group. In this context it is appropriate to have a concise introduction to its beliefs and history. However, since the Ismailis believe in the perpetuity of the light of God in the unbroken chain of Imams from the progeny of Prophet Muhammad s. His spiritual poetry is written in Burushaski, his mother tongue, as well as in Persian, Chinese Turkish and Urdu. However some examples of poetry in Persian and a few small treatises and epistles survive from this period.
Seeing the accumulated knowledge of generations go up in flames would have been heartrending for the Ismaili community, passionate as it was about its books. About Ismaili Literature Ismaili Literature Literature, particularly religious writing, is the mirror of the soul and intellect of any faith community or group. Only in the last few decades has the study of this branch of Islam emerged from the biased and sometimes vitriolic information that has been propagated by its opponents.
The centuries after the fall of Alamut enforced precautionary secrecy on the community, which was not conducive to literary creativity. It is obligatory to reflect on its verses to understand their meanings, and with the help of their wisdom to find correct solutions to our problems. This is the first and foremost condition which the holy Book itself clearly mentions. The Commander is the Prophet in his age and the Imam in his own time.
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