ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION –
As Depicted in the Original Texts
Islamic literature is rich, varied, and abundant, as befits the literature of a civilization which once controlled an empire as great as that of the Romans. In Aspects of Islamic Civilization, A. J. Arberry has chosen and translated passages from the most highly regarded works of Islamic literature in order to illustrate the development of Islamic civilization from its origins in the sixth century to the present, This anthology is made up of selections from Arabic and Persian writers who have given world renown to Islamic literature such as Hafiz, Sa`di, Jalal al-Din Riltni, `Umar Khayyam, Ibn al-Firid, Avicenna, Ibn Hazm and from such works as the Qur’an, the Masnavi, and the Moorish Anthology. It is an invaluable collection of sources for anyone interested in the Muslim world and a fascinating volume to browse in. The volume contains some of the finest translations of Iqbal as well.