Hafez

Hafez (1320-1389) is best known as a Sufi mystic who incorporated elements of Sufism into his verses.  The state of God-Realisation is symbolised through union with a Beloved, and drinking the wine of spiritual love.  There is much mythology but little factual information available about his life; he is known to have been a great admirer of his predecessor and fellow Shirazi Sa'di as well as Attar, Rumi and Nizami.

The fal-e-Hafez cards are very popular, and we receive many inquiries asking if they are available in English.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to locate an all-English version yet, but we are continuing to try. 

The Divan of Hafez is a great alternative - and you don't have to worry about losing or misplacing cards from the set!  The procedure is very similar to using the cards: concentrate on a question or issue, and then open the book at random (wherever it feels right). Then turn to the beginning of the poem  (if you're not already there).  For additional clarification, or to 'seal your fate', read the first three lines of the next poem as well.

Hafez's tomb in Shiraz

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9649163468 Hafez. A Fine Selection of Hafiz's Poems. Faramarz Ghani, ed. Poetry, 204 pages, col. ill., 30 cm. Translated by Hermann Nickbell, A.J. Arberry and Henry Wilberforce Clarke. Poems are in English and Persian.  Facsimile illuminated manuscript.  Tehran: Mirdashti Farhang Sara, 2000. Hardcover w/dust jacket. 1 $125.00
9649980075 Hafez. Complete Works of Hafez Shirazi. Poetry, 538 pages, 24 cm. This edition features calligraphy by Fariba Maqsoudi. The text is entirely in Persian. This book is recommended for scholars and Hafez devotees.  If you are looking for something very fancy, this is not for you. Tehran: Baztab-e Andeshe, 1386 (2007 CE). Hardcover. 1 $75.00
9649980263 Hafez. Complete Works of Hafez Shirazi. Poetry, 538 pages, 17 cm. This edition,slightly larger than pocket size, features calligraphy by Fariba Maqsoudi. The text is entirely in Persian. Tehran: Baztab-e Andeshe, 1387 (2008 CE). Hardcover. This book has the same content as the above edition, but is in a smaller size. 1 $65.00

77077281

9648741077

9648741026

Hafez. The Divan of Hafez. Poetry, 519 pages, col. ill., 24 cm. This edition features watermarked pages and six Persian miniatures. The original Persian text with an English translation by Ismail Salami appears on each page. This book is recommended for scholars and Hafez devotees because of the translator's reputation and the quality of the publisher.  If you are looking for something very fancy, this is not for you. Tehran: Gooya House of Culture and Art, 2003. Hardcover. ISBN may vary; this is a common occurrence among Iranian publishers. 4 $85.00
964874114X Hafez. The Divan of Hafez. Poetry, 512 pages, col. ill., 17 cm. This edition, slightly larger than pocket size, features watermarked pages with Persian miniatures by Amir Aghamiri. The original Persian text with an English translation by Ismail Salami appears on each page. This book is recommended for scholars and Hafez devotees because of the translator's reputation and the quality of the publisher.  If you are looking for something very fancy, this is not for you. Tehran: Gooya House of Culture and Art, 2010. Hardcover. 2 $70.00

255893215

9645977657

Hafez. Divan-e Hafez-e Shirazi. Poetry, 433 pages, col. ill, 24 cm. This edition,slightly larger than pocket size, is a facsimile illuminated manuscript, originally designed by the legendary illuminator Qazvini, with calligraphy by Mustafa Ashrafi.  The edits are based on the Logatnameh Alameh by Ali Akbar Dehkhoda. The text is entirely in Persian. It includes 8 Persian miniature illustrations. Tehran: Payam-e Edelaat, 1372 (1994 CE). Hardcover. 2 $70.00
9648913129 Hafez. Divan of Hafiz. Poetry, 554 pages, 24 cm. This limited edition has the original Persian text at the top with a full English translation by Henry Wilberforce Clarke at the bottom.  Each page features a floral border to enhance the text. The introduction is in Persian. Tehran: Aban Books, 2003. Hardcover. 2 $85.00

77077281

9648741077

Hafez. Divan of Hafez. Poetry, 516 pages, col. ill., 24 cm. This Divan features the English text at the top of the page with the original Persian text at the bottom. This is an updated translation by Ismail Salami.  This is a facsimile illuminated manuscript and has a watermark in the form of a Persian miniature at the bottom corner of each page of text. Includes 17 Persian miniatures, one depicting the mystical poet himself.  The book has a gilt hardcover with dust jacket. Tehran:  Gooya House of Culture and Art, 2003.

1 $135.00
9648664706 Hafez. Ghazaleyat-e Hafez. Poetry, 218 pages, col. ill., 30 cm. This beautiful facsimile illuminated manuscript features selected Hafez poems in the original Persian text with translations into French and English.  Translators include noted scholars such as AJ Arberry and Gertrude Bell. There are 127 pages in Persian with 91 pages in French and English. The book includes 13 Persian miniature style illustrations along with 10 calligraphy illustrations by Mehdi Fallah. Tehran: Ketab Sara-ye Niq, 1396 (2017 CE). This is the second printing in a limited edition of 1500 copies. Hardcover with dust jacket. Click here for sample pages.

Note: there is a slight binding issue on the first page. The book is intact and will remain so with reasonably careful handling (this is a common problem with Iranian publishers).  The regular price is $90.00, but we are offering this copy at a reduced price.
1 $65.00

50257680

9646516246

Hafez. Guzari bar shi`r-i Farsi-i Hafiz. Poetry, 384 pages, 17 cm. This compact book,slightly larger than pocket size, features many of the poet's best-known verses.  Edited by Majid Hamida and Ashraf Baqiri; includes bibliographical references. Text entirely in Persian. Tehran: Intisharat-e Hamida, 1379 (2000 CE). Hardcover with dust jacket. 1 $27.00
9786006016290 Hafez. Hafez. Poetry, 602 pages, 17 cm. This facsimile illuminated manuscript features English translations by M. Alexandrian, 7 Persian miniature style illustrations by Honarvar, and 8 calligraphy illustrations by Amirkhani. Tehran: Mirdashti Farhang Sara, 1388 (2009 CE) .Hardcover with dust jacket. 1  
9789647141787 Hafez. The Odes of Hafez. Poetry, 154 pages, 24 cm. This facsimile illuminated manuscript features calligraphy by Amirahmad Falsafi and 18 Persian miniature style illustrations by Alireza Aghamiri. It features 32 pages in English and 122 pages in Persian. Tehran: Mirdashti Farhang Sara, 1388 (2009 CE). Hardcover with dust jacket. 1  
964874114X Hafez. The Divan of Hafez. Poetry, 520 pages, col. ill., 17 cm. A facsimile illuminated manuscript with an intricate border on each page and six Persian miniatures by Amir Aghamiri. The original Persian text with an English translation by Ismail Salami appears on each page. Limited edition of only 4000 copies. Tehran: Gooya House of Culture and Art, 2010. Hardcover.  Out of Stock $70.00

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