“Mantiq ut-tayr” by Shayx Fariduddin Attor
A significant figure in the literature of Eastern Sufism, Sheikh Fariduddin Attar was a remarkable writer and creative genius who carried masters like Maulana Jaloluddin Rumi and Mir Alisher Navoi on his shoulders. You have read “Bird Language,” therefore you are aware of what happened to six-year-old Alisher. After reading Attar’s “Asrornama,” a twelve-year-old Jalaluddin went through a similar experience and carried the pleasure and delight of the book with him for the rest of his life. The writings of Sheikh Attar are enduring anthems to reality and truth. They have won people’s hearts for generations because of this, and they are admired and cherished for it. We are honored to share these exceptional works of Eastern spirituality with our valued readers.Based on Majdi’s copy that was published in Tehran in 1968, Professor Mahmoud Javad Mashkur, a doctor of philology from Mantiqut-Tair, made this translation.