From Rumi to Iqbal: Comparative Insights into Sufi Thought and Its Reception in Pakistani and Turkish Cultures

Authors

  • Gulnara Hassanova Research Associate at the Young Women for Change in Caucasus (YWCC), Baku
  • Aziza Mehmandarova Research Associate at the Young Women for Change in Caucasus (YWCC), Baku
  • Dr. Samina Noor Senior Vice-President at the Young Women for Change in Caucasus (YWCC), Baku and Visiting Lecturer at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Keywords:

Sufi Thoughts, Comparative Analysis, Rumi, Iqbal, Pakistani Culture, Turkish Culture

Abstract

While analyzing diverse Sufi works, this study offers a comprehensive exploration of the multilayered influence of Sufi thought as embodied in the poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi and Allama Muhammad Iqbal within the cultural landscapes of Pakistan and Turkey. This research endeavors to unravel the enduring significance of Sufi ideals and philosophical underpinnings as manifested in the literary works of these two eminent poets, tracing their reception and interpretation in the respective societies. Key questions guiding this comparative study include examining the similarities and differences in the thematic motifs, theological perspectives and socio-cultural impacts of Rumi and Iqbal’s poetry on Pakistani and Turkish communities. Employing a qualitative research approach, this study incorporates textual analysis, literary criticism and socio-historical contextualization to elucidate the intricate nuances of Sufi thought and its resonance across geographical and temporal boundaries. Through this investigation, this study aims to offer fresh insights into the transformative power of Sufi poetry in shaping spiritual, intellectual and social discourse, enhancing curiosity about the dynamic interplay between literary expression and cultural reception within diverse cultural milieus.

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Published

01-05-2024

How to Cite

Gulnara Hassanova, Aziza Mehmandarova, & Dr. Samina Noor. (2024). From Rumi to Iqbal: Comparative Insights into Sufi Thought and Its Reception in Pakistani and Turkish Cultures. Insights of Mystical, Spiritual and Theological Studies, 3(2), 23–31. Retrieved from http://imsts.rmrpublishers.org/index.php/files/article/view/66