Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes
Fakhruddin 'Iragi was one of the foremost expositors of Sufi teachings and one of the greatest of Persian poets. Born in 1213 (618) in the city of Hamadan in west Persia, he lived during the revival of Islamic spirituality that was shaped by the writings of Jalaluddin Rumi and In 'Arabi.
'Iraqi's masterpiece "Divine Flashes" became a popular and influential text in Persian-speaking Islamic lands. The work's beautiful descriptions of "the mysteries of Union" in the language of love are classic
expressions of Sufi love mysticism.
In this volume, William Chittick and Peter Wilson present the first English edition of "Divine Flashes" with a sensitivity chat conveys both the metaphysical richness and the poetic subtleties of the work. Writing in the preface to this book, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr says of Iragi: "If he sang the love of God in verses
of great beauty, it is because his soul had itself become a song of God, a melody in harmony with, and a strain of, the music issuing from the abode of the Beloved."