ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF ALI IBN EBI TALIB IN MATHNAWI BY GALALUDDIN RUMI Cover Image
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O LIKU ALI IBN EBI TALIBA U MESNEVIJI DŽELALUDDINA RUMIJA
ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF ALI IBN EBI TALIB IN MATHNAWI BY GALALUDDIN RUMI

Author(s): Namir Karahalilović
Subject(s): Philosophy, Islam studies, Other Language Literature, Middle-East Philosophy
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: Ali Ibn Ebi Talib; Mathnawi; dialogue; rhetorical twist; perfect man;
Summary/Abstract: In Mathnawi by Galaluddin Rumi there are many different characters. Some of them are fictional, and some, on the other hand, real historical personages from different epochs of the history of humankind. Without any doubt, one of the important personages Rumi deals with in Mathnawiis Ali Ibn Ebi Talib. On the basis of the first two stories in Mathnawi that mention Ali Ibn Ebi Talib, this work points to some basic features of his character in Rumi’s fascinating gnostic epic. Based on the chapter about the Prophet’s will directed to Ali, as well as the chapter concerning the extraordinary incident during Ali’s fight with an enemy – polytheist, through original narrative move, skillful structuring of context of the situation and masterful usage of the stylistic figure of rhetorical twist, Rumi in a relatively short chapter of Mathnawi builds a projection of character of AliIbn Ebi Talib that completely fits the gnostic concept of the perfect man.

  • Page Range: 69-76
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Bosnian