Despite the arrogant pious, drink like a Sufi.
(Moulana Shah Maghsoud)
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By Moulana Shah Maghsoud (Author)
This is a limited edition, cloth covered book in commemoration of the birth of Moulana Shah Maghsoud, the great 20th Century Sufi saint from Persia. Written in Farsi, this book is the last magnificent collection of the most beautiful and inspiring sonnets and quatrains of Shah Maghsoud. This limited edition includes samples of the great masters Farsi calligraphy.
He dedicated his diwan, book of poetry, to his daughter Seyedeh Dr. Nahid Angha, a well known Sufi translator. It is considered one of his final masterpieces.
Moulana Shah Maghsoud, one of the great Sufis of the 20th century, was born in Teheran, Iran. His family represented the culmination of centuries of cultivation and intellectual attainment. Moulana Shah Maghsoud wrote his first book when he was fourteen, a volume of poetry that was published by the Iranian Department of Education. This first book of poetry was only the first of many works of poetry that he had composed, even while he simultaneously pursued his scientific and philosophical investigations. He studied law at the University of Teheran, Iran. Shah Maghsoud studied spirituality under the guidance of his father, the noted Sufi Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin, whose spiritual path his son was both to follow and extend.
Moulana Shah Maghsoud taught for forty years, he worked daily and nightly over the decades to construct the bridge between spirituality and science, using scientific analysis in his writings to establish and clarify the truthful religious understanding.
Moulana Shah Maghsoud traveled outside of Iran for scholarly purposes, visiting countries such as Iraq, the United States, England, Switzerland, and Egypt at the request of educational institutes and organizations to give lectures.
The list of Shah Maghsoud's books is a long one, and longer still when one includes the many that have been translated into the different languages of the world. His daughter, Dr. Nahid Angha, is the major translator of his works. What is perhaps most characteristic of his literary corpus is its unity; the reader who enters into the world of his thought will gain insights from one work that complement knowledge contained in apparently unrelated writings. This is all the more remarkable since the breadth of Shah Maghsoud's intellectual literary efforts ranges from poetry to physics.