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Toghyani E, Najafi Z. The Ascension Poets. مطالعات عرفانی. 2006; 0 (4) :139-156
URL: http://s-erfani.kashanu.ac.ir/article-1-267-en.html

Assistant Professor Isfahan University
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In all its meaning the term ‘ascension’ has a special place in Muslim’ beliefs. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, who was at the highest point of purity and piety acquired a unique ascension in its highest and the most complete form. As no one has reached the Prophet’s position after him, no human could experience such kind of divine journey. However, some humans who tried to remove worldly concerns and desires from their souls succeeded in getting spiritual ascensions which did not take place for others. Mystic poets are among those people who spoke of spiritual ascension and heavenly Journey. In the works of distinguished poets like Sanayi, Nezāmi, ‘Attār, Mowlānā, and Hāfedh, there are a lot of poems in which they describe their spiritual ascension. This show the poets’ ascending to the highest stations, wayfaring to the angelic realm and seeing the Cherubim. In this article, this subject is studied is studied according to the works of the mentioned poets.
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