Language of Love in the Persian Literature


  • Ali Saberi PhD Candidate of Persian Language and Literature Department, Shiraz University, Iran.
  • Shahrokh Mohammad Beigi Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature Department, Shiraz University



Love, Mysticism, Mystical Literature, Mawlavi, Hafez.


Love in an eternal and endless endowment that Omnipotence has placed it in all creatures and phenomena. The existence and survival of creatures is made possible through love. So, the universe has no prosperity without love. The written works on love has a long history to the extent that the first signs of lyrics in the Persian Literature have been observed in the works of poets and mystics of the Third and Fourth centuries AH such as Rudaki and Bayazid Bastami. Regarding the semantic extent of the word “love” and its generality among all nations of the world, different nations with various cultures have described and defined love while considering it to be admirable and sacred. In the Islamic Mysticism and Sufism, this word has a special savor, for always and ever has been accounted holy and applauded. In this paper, we describe and define this extensive and indiscreet word, study it from different aspects, and answer to some questions related to it like the nature of love, its origin in the Persian Literature, its appearance in the Mystical Literature, also we mention the comments of some great scholars of Islamic Sufism in this regard.

Author Biography

Shahrokh Mohammad Beigi, Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature Department, Shiraz University

Shiraz University Department of Persian language and literature


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How to Cite

Saberi, A., & Mohammad Beigi, S. (2018). Language of Love in the Persian Literature. LANGUAGE ART, 3(2), 7–28.

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