About The Book
This unique anthology presents English translations of thirty-two of the best-loved sacred songs (ilahis) of Turkey, together with full musical notation. Spanning seven centuries, the line-up includes classics by Yunus Emre, Niyazi, Aski, and many more. The original metres have been retained, allowing the words to be sung to the original Turkish tunes.
These songs are ideal for choirs and individual vocalists, looking to widen their repertoire by exploring the charms of one of the world’s great musical traditions.
About Abdul Hakim Murad
Abdul Hakim Murad (Timothy J. Winter) graduated from Cambridge University with a double-first in Arabic in 1983. He then studied Islam under traditional teachers at Al-Azhar, one of the oldest universities in the world. He went on to reside in Jeddah, where he administered a commercial translation office and maintained close contact with Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad and other ulama from Hadramaut, Yemen.
In 1989, he returned to England and spent two years at the University of London learning Turkish and Farsi. Also a University Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, England, and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College.
His research work focuses on Muslim-Christian relations, Islamic ethics and the study of the Orthodox Muslim response to extremism.