Volume 1, Issue 23 And 0 (spring&summer2016 2016)                   مطالعات عرفانی 2016, 1(23 And 0): 5-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Love is the profoundest and the most central concept in Sufi thought and manners. From the Sufi ontological point of view, being rests on the basis of love; and from the ethical one, Love is a strong rope for the Sufi to hang on in order to sublimate his being into the status of annihilation. It is often said that love requires no manners or orders. However, it demands levels and features of which knowing the details are inevitable for the seekers of truth, as well as researchers. The present article concentrates on a basic point in the divisions of love and a series of conceptualizations around it. The term "the inversion of the Divine love" indicates a middle stage in the path of seeking love, without which it is impossible to reach the ultimate status, i.e. the unification of the lover and the beloved within love. "The inversion of love" is the stage in which most of Sufisʼ paradoxical words and spiritual passions have occurred, repleting their anecdotes and complaints with paradoxical statements. In this article, the fundamental concept of "the inversion of the divine love" and its cognitive and semantic fields in Sufi texts, especially Rumi's  Mathnawi Ma'nawi, have been investigated.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/01/4 | Accepted: 2017/01/4 | Published: 2017/01/4