Islamic Mysticism and it's Elements in the Poetry of Abdur Rahman Baba

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Abdur Rahman Baba, a Pashto Poet, has not been discussed in international literature, very little. The aim of this study is to look deep into the poetry of Abdur Rahman Baba, to find out Islamic Mystical elements like love and subjugation towards Allah, devotion towards Prophet Muhammad, the last messenger, then love, care and concern for humanity. Few characteristics and thoughts from the philosophy of a well-known Islamic Mystic and scholar Maulana Rumi have been used to give a theoretical structure to this paper. These three points were tried to extend from his poetry. The verses were selected and examined through lenses of Islamic Mysticism and the way they are embedded in his poetry.By the end of this research paper, the readers will come to know about the Sufi poet Abdur Rahman Baba and his contribution to the local literature


1-Shahab Ahmad Paracha
Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Muhammad Arif
Lecturer in English, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Rawalpindi, Pakistan

3-Ibad Ullah
Lecturer in English, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Rawalpindi, Pakistan


Islamic Mysticism, Love of Allah, Belief in Allah, Love of Prophet Muhammad, Morality, Tasawwuf, Sharia, Renunciation of world, Love for fellow human beings.

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Published: Mar 2022

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