The wordbook, published by Sokhan Publication, looks into “the metaphorical and symbolic terms of mysticism and Sufism, collected from the prose and poetry works of Persian literature from 7th to 19th centuries,” according to the publisher.

“Mystics and Sufis used to establish their own terminology system in order to better express the meaning of their concepts and ideas, and use the words and phrases in a more proper manner,” reads the back cover of the book.

“Besides creating their own terms, they were inspired by the words and phrases in Qur’an and other religious sources, as well as philosophical texts and public culture. They also use the terms taken from the Persian poetry and literature to describe the features and beauty of their so-called ‘eternal beloved’,” the book adds.

Source: Iran Daily