Mantiq-ut-Tayr, The Conference of the Birds or Speech of the Birds, is an long poem of approximately lines written in Persian by the poet Shaykh Farid. Abstract: Mantiq Ut-tair, The Conference of the Birds, was composed in the twelfth century by the Persian poet, Farid ud-Din Attar, in the form of an allegorical. Mantiq Ut-tair, The Converence of the Birds [Farid ud-Din Attar] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat It evolves as we evolve. Those who are trapped nantiq their own dogma, clinging to hardened beliefs or faith, are deprived of the journey toward the unfathomable Divine, which Attar calls the Great Ocean. Finally, only thirty birds make it to the abode of Simorgh.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We are the birds in the story. The hoopoe leads the birds, each of whom represents a human fault which prevents human kind from attaining enlightenment. But despite their trepidations, they begin the great journey.

The Story of Peter Brook in Africa. According to Idries ShahChina as used here, is not the geographical China, jantiq the symbol of mystic experience, as inferred from the Hadith declared weak by Ibn Adee, but still used symbolically by some Sufis: Views Read Edit View history. For other uses, see Conference of the Birds disambiguation.


The hoopoethe wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh. Articles containing Persian-language text.

Mantiq ut-Tayr – Sheikh Fareeduddin Attar (Farsi)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yet, whoever looks into that mirror will also behold his or her own image. Attar tells us that truth is not static, and that we each tread a path according to our own capacity.

In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their sovereign, as they have none. The hoopoe tells the birds that they have to cross seven valleys in order to reach the abode taig Simorgh.

They eventually come to understand that the majesty of that Beloved is like the sun that can be seen reflected in a mirror. Paintings by Habiballah of Sava active ca. Like the birds of this story, we may take flight together, but the journey itself will be different mantiiq each of us.

Attar’s masterful use of symbolism is a key, driving component of the poem.

Folio from an illustrated manuscript dated c. John Heilpern gives an account of the events surrounding these performances in his book Conference of the Birds: This adroit handling of symbolisms and allusions can be seen reflected in these lines:. On the way, many perish of thirst, heat or illness, while others fall prey to wild beasts, panic, and yair.


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Retrieved from ” https: The stories inhabit the imagination, and slowly over time, their wisdom trickles down into the heart. These valleys are as follows:. Mantis the larger context of the story of the journey of the birds, Attar masterfully tells the reader many didactic short, sweet stories in captivating poetic style. It was in China, late one moonless night, The Simorgh first appeared to mortal sight — Beside the symbolic use of the Simorgh, the allusion to China is also very significant. All of us have our own ideas and ideals, our own fears and anxieties, as we hold on to our own version of the truth.