Doctrine of Fana and Baqa of Sufism in Shafaks The Forty Rules of Love: A Content Analysis

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Abstract

The 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.

Authors

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.

Keywords

Sufism, Fana & Baqa, Rumi, Novel

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2019(IV-I).04


Page Nos

28-34

Volume & Issue

IV - I

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Published: Jun 2019

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