Afterlife in Ilâhîmah of Attâr Cover Image

Attâr’ın İlâhînâme’sinde Âhiret
Afterlife in Ilâhîmah of Attâr

Author(s): Ayşe Hilal KALKANDELEN
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Islam studies
Published by: Atatürk Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi
Keywords: Attâr; İlahinamah; Afterlife; The states of the afterlife; Qur’an;

Summary/Abstract: Hereafter is the life that restarts with the death and that is going to continue forever after the resurrection in the last judgment. This life, which includes the conditions of hereafter, is told by Qur’an and the hadiths. These conditions are stated in many verses of Qur’an. This issue, being reflected in literary works, draws attention in the work İlahinamah by the Persian poet Attâr. Events in İlahiname happen in between a father and his six sons. With the statement of Attâr the father and the sons are; spirit, human soul, satan, wisdom, science, poverty and oneness. These events which are related to each other consist of twenty two articles each of which consist of stories. The stories mostly have religious and social contents and they were partly written with the effect of epics and heroes. With the stories in the work, hereafter is seen sometimes as a sinner, sometimes as a young with references and images to the verses of Qur’an and the life in hereafter is exemplified with good examples. In this article, we will try to present the conditions of hereafter in four stories of the work with the help of verses and the statements of Attâr.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 195-213
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Turkish