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Gudssyn inom den sufiska poesin: En jämförelse mellan Jalal ad-din Rumi och Fakhr al-din Araqi
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Views of God in Sufipoetry : A comparison between Jalal ad-din Rumi and Fakhr al-din Araqi (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to compare the works of Jalal ad-din Rumi and Fakhr al-din

Araqi to see which ideas of God the two writers want to convey. Rumi and Araqi were

two actors in the mystical dimension of Islam, who lived in the thirteenth century in

what is today Turkey. Both were of Persian birth and their works were written in


The material I have chosen to work with is Lama´at by Araqi and parts of the

Masnavi by Rumi. Both of them have been translated into Swedish by Ashk Dahlén.

The theoretical premiss is taken from Influence in art and literature by Göran

Hermerén. My method is to find images for God in the texts to see which ideas of God

the two writers want to convey.

My review shows that many of the images come from the Koran and speak of

personal qualities of God. Some of them also specify that God is not located at the same

level as the humans. A few passages compare God with natural phenomenon like the

sun and the ocean. To sum up, God is represented as a powerful being who does not

exist on the same level as the humans.

By applying Hermerén´s theory, I conclude that there are influences between the two

writers. Their work and the images they have chosen are similar in many aspects. These

influences are most likely the result of the fact that both of the writers existed within the

same cultural context and under the influence of Ibn Arabi.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
Sufism, poesi, gudssyn, Jalal ad-din Rumi, Fakhr al-din Araqi
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36288OAI: diva2:736080
Subject / course
Religious Studies
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
2014-08-04, Växjö, 17:42
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