From Library Journal
It is worthwhile, from time to time, to pause and consider the marvelous project undertaken by Paulist Press in this series, which has brought splendid original works to the attention of scholars and amateurs alike. The latest volume in the series is Western in only the broadest sense but valuable nevertheless in its contribution to the growing body of Sufi primary texts in English. "The Wine Ode" and "Poem of the Sufi Way," al-Farid's major works, combine the rigors of Arabic poetry with Sufi insights, and they are well presented by scholar Homerin. Highly recommended.
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Based on wide and solid scholarship [and] extremely useful as a good modern translation. -- Issa J. Boullata, Ph.D. Professor of Arabic Literature, McGill University (Canada)
Based on wide and solid scholarship. The book is extremely useful as a good modern translation. -- Issa J. Boullata, Ph.D
These are elegant and poetic translations with insightful discussion and commentary. -- William A. Graham, Professor of the History of Religion and Islamic Studies, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
This is a finely crafted and most welcome volume of major Sufi poetry and insightful discussion and commentary on it. -- William A. Graham, Professor of the History of Religion and Islamic Studies, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences