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DAWN The Review, Nov 27-Dec 3, 1997

8 DAYS A WEEK

Parables of Loves

By Abbas M. Husain

If you read one book this week, make it Parables of Love.

When life is turned into words it is called poetry. When small but remarkable events of life, disconnected from their specific details are turned into words, they are called parables. In this small volume Khurram Shafique takes the love of life – or the life of love – to a different pitch and in 41 parables (many of them less than a page) offers a glimpse into sacred and human love.

Many who are aware of Sufi literature will immediately recognize echoes of Attar, Rumi and Saadi. But there is no mistaking the contemporary touch, the subject – being eternal – needs and one might say, deserves. This book is being published on the first anniversary of Idries Shah to whom it is dedicated.


In this small volume Khurram Shafique takes the love of life – or the life of love – to a different pitch...