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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The hoopoethe wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh. This adroit handling of symbolisms and allusions can be seen reflected in these lines:.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to uy Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Those who are trapped within their own dogma, clinging to hardened beliefs or faith, are deprived of the journey toward the unfathomable Divine, which Attar calls the Great Ocean.

It was in Manttiq, 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.

Within 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. Retrieved from ” https: The stories inhabit the imagination, and slowly over time, their wisdom trickles down into the heart.


The hoopoe leads the tai, each of whom represents a human fault which prevents human kind from attaining enlightenment. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat They eventually come to understand that the majesty of that Beloved is like the sun that can be seen reflected in a mirror.

According to Idries ShahChina as used here, is not the geographical China, but the symbol of mystic experience, as inferred from the Hadith declared weak by Ibn Mantkq, but still used symbolically by some Sufis: For other uses, see Conference of the Birds disambiguation.

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The Story of Peter Brook tiar Africa. Paintings by Habiballah of Sava active ca. Finally, only thirty birds make it to the abode of Simorgh. Articles containing Persian-language text. Attar tells us that truth is not static, and that we each tread a path according to our own capacity.

Yet, whoever looks into that mirror will also behold his or her own image. Attar’s masterful use of symbolism uy a key, driving component of the poem. John Heilpern gives an account of the events surrounding these performances in his book Conference of the Birds: Views Read Edit View history.


Mantiq ut-Tayr – Sheikh Fareeduddin Attar (Farsi)

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

But despite their trepidations, they begin the great journey. 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. On the way, many perish of thirst, heat or illness, while others fall prey to wild beasts, panic, and violence.

These valleys are as follows:. Folio from an illustrated manuscript dated c.

It evolves as we evolve. Like the birds of this story, we may take flight together, but the journey itself will be different for each of us. We are the birds in the story.