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TERMINI I METAFORE U TESAVUFSKOM DISKURSU
TERMS AND METAPHORS IN TASAWWUF DISCOURSE

Author(s): Sabaheta Gačanin
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Islam studies, Semantics
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: discourse of tasawwuf; metaphors; terminology;
Summary/Abstract: This paper treats metaphors and terminology in the discourse of tasawwuf. Having in mind that tasawwuf is a discipline developed in the scope of Islamic tradition and that its focus is on the esoteric dimension of the Qur’an(ta’wil), which relates to the cognition of the highest rank, an approach to such a discourse needs special effort, both intellectual and spiritual. The language of literature belonging to either theoretical or practical tasawwuf is highly symbolic: theoretical tasawwuf deals with ontology and discusses God, world and human being, while pragmatic tasawwuf tries, just as the ethics, to change human being, that is, to ennoble him.

  • Page Range: 329-342
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Bosnian