1st Edition

Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran B)
100 Short Poems The Persian Text With Paraphrase




ISBN 9780415609456
Published March 29, 2011 by Routledge
62 Pages

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This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yásimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurásán at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita’s was collated from the 1890 Bhopál edition with that of the Calcutta edition of 1865. The “Fragments” are arranged alphabetically.

Table of Contents

Rhyming in Alif:  1. Retirement from Office  2. Disappointment  3. Friends  4. Avarice 5. False Friends  6.Wealth and Power  7. Earning and Spending  8. Thy Work Rhyming in Bá  9. The Silver Lining  10. Love Omnipotent  11. The World a Deceiver  12. Two Special Friends  13. Revels and Wine Rhyming in Tá  14. The Judgment Day 15. Independence  16. Hill and Dale  17. The Middle Path  18. Freedom and Husbandry  19. Silence  20. God’s Providence  21. The Past is Past  22. Life’s Journey  23. Wealth and Wisdom  24. The Happy Councillor  25. Mens AEqua  26. The First Aid  27. A Bore Rebuffed  28. The Miser  29. Providence  30. Science  31. Fate  32. The World  33. The Life to Come: Renown  34. Live Liberally  35. One’s Native Land  36. Humility  37. The Miser  38. Gadding About  39. Forgiveness of Sins  40. Joseph in the Well Rhyming in Jim  41. The Simple Life Rhyming in Dál  42. Fate’s Pinpricks  43. The Existence of Fate  44. Transitoriness  45. Past, Present and Future  46. The Sowers  47. Self-Restraint 48. The Dust-Storm  49. A Picnic Party  50. The Chess-player  51. Life’s Failures  52. Can a Leopard Change his Spots?  53. The Advantages of Travel  54. Fate’s Perversity. 55. Scolding  56. Living  and Dying  57. Inscrutable Fate  Rhyming in Rá (undotted)  58. Choosing a Friend  59. A Prayer for Pardon  60. Choose a Hermitage  61. Christ and the World  62. Three Objects in Life Rhyming in Shin  63. Despise Not Your Enemy  64. The Boaster  65. The Envious  66. True Alchemy  67. Rhyming in Káf  68. Cant  69. Steadfastness Rhyming in Lám  70. Men of Vision Rhyming in Mim  71. Bitterness of Soul  72. In Memoriam  73. The Drachma  74. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi  75. Towards the Street of Nothingness Rhyming in Nún  76. The Pen  77. Patience  78. The White Falcon and the Nightingale  79. A Friend  80. High Thoughts  81. A Fool’s Face  82. Pilgrimage Rhyming in Wáw  83. Gifts  84. The Persian Water-Wheel  85. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap  86. The Simple Life  Rhyming in Há  87. Vain Proportions  88. The Simple Life Rhyming in Yá  89. Envy and Malice  90. My Shadow  91. Friendship  92. Giving Gifts  93. Advice in Crises  94. Avoid the Ignoble  95. Marriage  96. Plato  97. Cold Comfort  98. Beggars on Horseback  99. The Craze for Building  100. In Praise of Husbandry  101. Ambition  102. A Barley Loaf.

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