Title The Use of The Doctrines of Sufism in Modern Turkish Novels
Authors Filiz FERHATOĞLU, Esra AKPINAR
Abstract The West had been recognising the East as “the other” in terms of culture, religion, politics and had been itemizing it as an object just need to be researched. East started to be different research topics for the West in the fields of language, religion, culture, literary after “Oriental Studies” accepted as an academic dicipline in 19th century. Sufism attracted the western people as an interesting topic of oriental culture at the beginning of 20th century. In parallel with the attention of west, today’s Turkish writers also allocate the elements of Sufism and western characters who interest in Sufism in their novels. In this paper, two novels, Bab- Esrar of Ahmet Ümit and Aşk of Elif Şafak, which are bringing two ladies into Islamic geography, will be compared in terms of the similarities and the differences in the use of religion, tasavvuf and love concepts as well as Sufism, Mevlânâ and Şems. Consequently, it is subjected to demonstrate how tasavvuf is metioned in these two modern Turkish novels of two different authors and to define the similar and different aspects of these two novels
Keywords Sufism, Love, Rumi, Shams Tabriz
Journal IJSES - International Journal of Social and Economic Sciences
Issue Issue 1
Page 47-58
Year 2012
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