The Visions seen by the Saint Daquqi

The Visions seen by the Saint Daquqi To illustrate the exalted state of identification of the will with the Divine will just described, the poet…

​The Courtier who quarreled with his Friend for saving his Life

​The Courtier who quarreled with his Friend for saving his Life. A king was enraged against one of his courtiers, and drew his sword to…

The King and his Three Sons

The King and his Three Sons A certain king had three sons, who were the light of his eyes, and, as it were, a fountain whence…

The Hindu Slave who loved his Master’s Daughter

The Hindu Slave who loved his Master’s Daughter A certain man had a Hindu slave, whom he had brought up along with his children, one…

The Gluttonous Sufi

The Gluttonous Sufi In a certain convent there lived a Sufi whose conduct gave just offence to the brethren. They brought him before their Shaikh…

Bayazid and his impious sayings when beside himself

Bayazid and his impious sayings when beside himself The holy saint Bayazid before his death predicted the birth of the saint Abul-Hasan Khirqani, and specified…

The Lion, the Fox, and the Ass

The Lion, the Fox, and the Ass As an instance of false and insincere repentance, a story is next told, which is also found in…

Ali’s Forbearance

Ali’s Forbearance Ali, the “Lion of God,” was once engaged in conflict with a Magician chief, and in the midst of the struggle the Magician…