AbstractThe study aims to find aspects of the Doctrine of Fana
and Baqa from Sufism in different characters of
Shafaks novel The Forty Rules of Love. For this
purpose qualitative mode of inquiry is adopted. The
technique of content analysis is used for data analysis
underpinned with Junayds theoretical framework of
Sufism. The study finds that Shafak portrayed Fana as
foundation and Baqa as a goal in Sufism through love
as an inspirational tool, and concludes that Shafak has
focused on Universal Love and spirituality but parallel
to the emotions, experiences of Fana are revealed
through the portrayal of characters.
1-Nayab Aziz Bugti PhD Scholar, Department of English, Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens University, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. 2-Fouzia Rehman Khan Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens University, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
KeywordsSufism, Fana & Baqa, Rumi, Novel
Volume & IssueIV - I