Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī’s Mysticism of Love-based Annihilation

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī’s Mysticism of Love-based Annihilation Jalal al-Din Rumi’s Mysticism of Love-based Annihilation S a e e d Z a r r a b i - Z a d e h * What is the means of ascension to Heaven? This not-being. Not-being is the creed and religion of the lovers (of God). (M VI: 233) For anyone who, aside from enjoying the fascinating rhetoric and colourful imagination of the distinguished medieval Sufi-poet Jalal al- Din Rumi (1207–1273), aims to understand the content of his oeuvre along with the mystical ideas and principles upon which he elaborates therein, the first aspect likely to draw one’s attention is the un - systematic character of Rumi’s legacy. To be certain, no one expects Rumi to explain his mystical teachings in an organized way in his Diwan, whose lyrics are mostly composed extemporaneously and occa sionally in a trance-like mystical state, as it is not expected from any of the other poetic divans. Yet other works of Rumi, particularly his magnum opus the Mathnawi, which was composed at the urging of his disciples to produce a ‘didactic’ and pedagogic work, suffer from such disorderly structures that they have raised the complaint and displeasure of numerous scholars attempting to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mawlana Rumi Review Brill

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī’s Mysticism of Love-based Annihilation

Mawlana Rumi Review, Volume 5 (1): 47 – Jan 1, 1

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Jalal al-Din Rumi’s Mysticism of Love-based Annihilation S a e e d Z a r r a b i - Z a d e h * What is the means of ascension to Heaven? This not-being. Not-being is the creed and religion of the lovers (of God). (M VI: 233) For anyone who, aside from enjoying the fascinating rhetoric and colourful imagination of the distinguished medieval Sufi-poet Jalal al- Din Rumi (1207–1273), aims to understand the content of his oeuvre along with the mystical ideas and principles upon which he elaborates therein, the first aspect likely to draw one’s attention is the un - systematic character of Rumi’s legacy. To be certain, no one expects Rumi to explain his mystical teachings in an organized way in his Diwan, whose lyrics are mostly composed extemporaneously and occa sionally in a trance-like mystical state, as it is not expected from any of the other poetic divans. Yet other works of Rumi, particularly his magnum opus the Mathnawi, which was composed at the urging of his disciples to produce a ‘didactic’ and pedagogic work, suffer from such disorderly structures that they have raised the complaint and displeasure of numerous scholars attempting to

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