Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

A Study Of Mystical Madness In Rumiís Poetry

Nazneen Zahra , Dr. Shamshad Rasool , Dr. Behzad Anwar


Mystical poems highlight insanity as a spiritual and subjective state which a common intelligence cannot comprehend. This study aims at exploring reason in madness in the poetry of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Rumi, a thirteenth-century Persian poet. The study will help in understanding the personal knowledge of an individual and the inner side of his self which is unbelievable to others. It also examines the view Rumi enunciates to practice as a perfect man to get the will of God and emphasizes the importance of the humanistic aspect of mysticism which propounds the vital capabilities of the human beings. His mystical views take into account the existence of man in the temporal world as well as what he should do to excel in the rank of spirituality.

Pages: 5597-5608

Keywords: Madness is a very complex term to define because psychology, philosophy and literature all take madness from different perspectives.

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