Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi | Critical Essay by Farooq Hamid

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi.
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Critical Essay by Farooq Hamid

SOURCE: Hamid, Farooq. “Storytelling Techniques in the Masnavi-yi Ma'navi of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi: Wayward Narrative or Logical Progression?1Iranian Studies 32, no. 1 (winter 1999): 27-50.

In the following essay, Hamid considers the narrative structure of and absence of telos in Rumi's Mathnawi to explore the nature of language in that work.

ba‘d az samā‘ gūyī k-ān shūr-hā kujā shud yā khud na-būd chizī yā būd va ān fanā shud2

Confounded, after the samā‘ you inquire, “What became of that tumult?” I say, “Either it wasn't anything or maybe it was and simply ceased to be.”

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