Farid ad-Din ˜Attar’s Memorial of God’s Friends: Lives and Sayings of Sufis.
Farid ad-Din ˜Attar’s Memorial of God’s Friends: Lives and Sayings of Sufis Paper 1: Read book and write by the syllabus : Farid ad-Din ˜Attar’s Memorial of God’s Friends: Lives and Sayings of Sufis Project description Pursiun Literature in Translalion Persian Mvstical Literature Spring 2014 Paper Assignment 1 As ˜Attar states in his introduction, œthe friends of God are different. and they follow various paths in their relationship with the divine. Many of the biographies in the Afemorial of God’s Friends show how the life of a spiritual master gives meaning to a particular abstract concept, such as love, contemplation. or the fear of God. For your first paper (four to five pages), please analyze of the following lives from ;lfumorial of God’s Friends: Oveys of Qaran, Hasan of Basra, RSbe’a-ye ˜Adaviya, or Fozeyl ebn ˜AySz. Identify the key words or phrases that best characterize the attitude, concept, or virtue that dominates this friend’s spiritual life and teaching. Then select at least two anecdotes and two statements or aphorisms that exemplif). and give meaning to this abstract ideal. How does the principle shape the character’s actions? How does it inform his or her interactions with other characters? Are there times when another character has a better grasp of the principle than God’s friend or exemplifies it more fully? How does the friend’s action or teaching add to or alter our understanding of the abstract ideal? What religious practices or other concepts are associated with it? Is there anything miraculous or socially outrageous in the character’s action or saying that makes it more effective in conveying the ideal? Remember that your readers are familiar with this text, so summarize only those aspecls of the anecdote or aphorism that are directly relevant to your analysis. The accompanying .4 Checklisi for Papers will provide you with instructions for formatting the paper and guidelines to the factors that 1 and your classmates will use in evaluating your work. A Checklist for Papers CEUS R-354 This checklist summarizes some ofthe features of a successi%l college paper. Use it to help you proofread and edit your papers before you hand them in. Format: 4 My paper meets the assigned page-length requirement, and the pages are numbered. My paper has one-inch margins, uses a 12-point font, and uses double line spacing. ˜I My name and the course number appear in the upper left corner of the first page. ˜I All quotations are properly cited with page or line numbers. The rare quotation of [nore than four lines is indented one half inch from the left margin as a block quotation. M y paper has an infom~ativea nd appropriate title. Analysis and Argument: Prrwriring: I harze a good analytical understanding of the text and have looked up the ineaning of unfamiliar words and expressions. d Pre,riting: 1 have thought about the topic and have worked out my ideas in outlines, sketches, and rough drafts. d My thesis statement expresses the central idea of my paper fully and specifically. d My organizational statemenr gives my reader a guide to the development of my paper. d I have supported my argument with textual evidence. My quotations are adequately introduced and integrated into my writing. u’ I have quoted only what is appropriate to my analysis and explained the relevance of the quotation to my argument. ˜I All my paragraphs have one main idea, contained in the topic senrencr and developed in the rest of theparagraph. These ideas are clearly related to the thesis statement. 4 Sentences within the paragraph follow a logical sequence of thought. d A transitional word, phrase, or sentence indicates the connection between one paragraph and the next. ˜I As a whole, iny paper presents a unified and logical treatment of the topic and idea presented in the thesis statement. Content and Style: I have used the presenr tense when discussing what happens in a literary text. I have avoided unnecessary use of first-person pronoun. I have avoided vague phrases and using unanswered rhetorical questions instead of conclusions. I have avoided exaggerated and unsubstantiated claims (Beware the word œunique.). I have avoided usingyou when 1 want to refer to people in general. I have avoided using œthis to refer vaguely to an idea in the preceding sentence. Grammar: I have double checked my paper for the following basic writing errors: FRAG: Sentence fragments d FS: Fused sentences d CS: Comma splice ˜I AGR: Faulty subject-verb agreement u’ REF: Unclear or inisleading pronoun reference d apos: Missing or unnecessary possessive apostrophes 4 sp: Misspelled words d WC: Imprecise or misused words d AWK: overly wordy or poorly constructed sentences whose meaning cannot be easily gasped Source is Farid ad-Din ˜Attar’s Memorial of God’s Friend: Lives and Sayings of Sufis