The Conference of the Birds




A Journey for Truth: The Conference of the Birds

Written in 12th century Iran, Attar’s epic poem stands as a jewel of Persian literature. It’s a captivating allegory that explores Sufism, a mystical Islamic path seeking truth through God. The story follows a parliament of birds, all yearning for a perfect king – the legendary Simorgh. However, upon learning the journey’s hardship, the birds become hesitant. Their wise leader, the hoopoe, dispels their fears with clever parables, offering guidance on the path to spiritual enlightenment. Filled with both wit and profound wisdom, The Conference of the Birds beautifully translates deep faith into magnificent poetry.

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Farid ud-Din Attar


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