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Nikobakht N, qāsemzādeh A. Light and Color Symbolism in Iranian and Islamic Mysticism. مطالعات عرفانی. 2008; 0 (8) :183-212
URL: http://s-erfani.kashanu.ac.ir/article-1-85-en.html

Associate Professor Tarbiyat Modarres University
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Certainly, Gnosis and sufism- for its ethical values – is of the richest schools which play the most important role in communication of religion implicit message. The scope of the impacts and influence by mystical thoughts in Islamic community is to the extend that nobody can ignore it. As the words can not express mystics intuitional concepts ( abstract concepts) and as Rumi says" The words can not express the meaning in any time", to remove such shortcoming, there is no alternative except using art skills and capabilities of a poettical language. So most of the mystics use language-related tools such as simile, figure, ambiguity and symbol to express their own personal experiences. To do so, manipulation of color terminologies symbol for characterization of spiritual affections and personal conceptions, although not considered so much, is considerable. This paper deals whit the role played by color symbolism for expressing mystics spiritual states and personal experiences hopefully to develop the attitude of the readers for carefully selection of words by mystics or help them discover the secrets of the words in mysticism related works.
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Received: 2012/10/14

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