DIVINE LOVE IN SUFI LITERATURE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF ITS EVOLUTION
لون الحب الا لهي في الأدب الصوفي تطورها وأدبها
Keywords:Al- Hub ul Ilahi , Verses in praise and Love of the ALLAH Almighty, Sufiana Doctrines, Rabia Al-Adavia, Ibn ul Fariz.
One of the leading art of poetry is “Hamd” or “Al- Hub ul Ilahi” ( Verses in praise and Love of the ALLAH Almighty) which is established and spreaded by “ Tasawwuf ” ( Sufisism ). It is a great source of expressing One’s religious feelings. It is an important unit of Grand Literature, because It is the voice of faithful, truthful and honest hearts. “ Hamd or Al- Hub ul Ilahi” is an important part of “ Sufiana Doctrines” , in every age , Poets produced excellent verses and Qaseedas. One of the most popular Sufi Women is Rabia Al-Adavia. Her verses and Sayings quoted in Sufiana Literature. ”. After her the famous Sufis is Zun Noon. Another poets to say Hamd, Verses in Love of ALLAH are Ibn ul Fariz and Ibn ul Arabi, who are famous as Sufi Poets. Their Qaseedas are seeded in “ Tasawwuf. Other the most popular verses of Al-Suhrwardi. This Research Paper aims to present various works of such famous Sufi Poets. It also presents some Poets who have exceeded in their love for ALLAH Almighty to this excellent that they have made use of exaggeration. According to them, Allah’s former creation is Muhammad (PBUH) and the later one is the world. Thus, this paper tries to point out those Sufi Poets and Persons who’s Verses and Sayings are produced with exaggeration. Such Sufis are Zun Noon Al-Misri , Abu saeed Al Khraz , Samnoon, Ibn ul Fariz , Ibn ul Arabi and many others. This Paper also tries to present the criticism done by many historians of these Sufiana Doctrines. Besides, this paper focuses on those Hadiths which are usually presented to support Sufiana Doctrines.