Wine and Its Significances within the Islamic Mystical Writings Cover Image

A bor jelentései az iszlám misztikában
Wine and Its Significances within the Islamic Mystical Writings

Author(s): George Grigore
Contributor(s): Csilla Gyöngyösi (Translator)
Subject(s): Islam studies
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: mysticism; Islam; Qur’an; wine; Rabi’a; al-Hallaj; Sohrawardi; Sana’i; Rumi

Summary/Abstract: The starting point for embarking upon this endeavour was our desire to understand the very status – a paradoxical one – that wine holds within Islam. On the one hand, wine is prohibited under the Islamic law, but on the other hand, wine represents an outstanding element pertaining to Islamic mysticism. The research we have conducted is based on the data garnered from main books of Islam – i.e. the Holy Qur’an and the Hadith – as well as from the writings of many great Muslim mystical writers. From Rabi’a to al-Hallaj, to Sohrawardi, to Sana’i, to Rumi, the mystical poem with an apparently bacchanalian related subject, that is a subject exclusively used as pretext for expressing the deepest religious feelings so unique, beyond any constraint – be it denial or faith, as Sohrawardi said – was for a long time an essential element of the mystical incantation throughout the Islamic world.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 3-9
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian