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dc.contributor.authorAli, Nabil Syed
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:26:12Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:26:12Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherali_nabil_s_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ali_nabil_s_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26214
dc.description.abstractAlthough critics of Sufism have sometimes presented a vision of Islam in which love of God does not have a central place, a semantic field of love is indeed present in the earliest Islamic textual sources and has been further developed by Sufis. This study of key terms and their interrelationships—terms such as raḥma, shukr, maḥabba, wudd, ‘ishq, and irāda— demonstrates the central role that this semantic field has in Islam. Although rooted in the Qur'an and Sunna, the semantic field of love was substantially elaborated upon by Sufis such as Ḥallāj, Rūmī, and Miyān Muḥammad Bakhsh. In particular, their works illustrate how the term ‘ishq (intense, passionate love) represents a development in the semantic field of love in Islam, demonstrating that ‘ishq as a part of the nature of love is an integral component of Islam.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectIslam
dc.subjectMuslim
dc.subjectQur’ān
dc.subjectSufism
dc.subjectSunna
dc.subjectProphet
dc.subjectḤallāj
dc.subjectRūmī
dc.subjectBakhsh
dc.subjectlove
dc.subject‘ishq
dc.subjectmaḥabba
dc.subjectpoetry
dc.titleTo be is to love
dc.title.alternativethe semantic field of love in the works of al-Ḥallāj, Rūmī, and Miyān Muḥammad Bakhsh
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorAlan Godlas
dc.description.committeeAlan Godlas
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Jones-Medine
dc.description.committeeKenneth Honerkamp


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