Love from attitudes of two Muslim and Christian mystics (Rabia Adaviye and Teresa Avila)

Dr. Maryam Bakhtyar, Akram Rezaei

Abstract


Love is an affection which is the extreme and peak. In this extreme love, lover (mystic) loves his/her beloved (God) with all of his/her own and he/she burns in his parting, mystical lover in fact will survive with the destruction (join to lover) in true lover. Love of God is essential issue in Rabia Adaviye and Teresa Avila works. Rabia believes that in the bond of true love must be absolutely no contamination as a lover not ask for reward in turn his/her love not even waiting for an answer to his/her love. Also Teresa believes that original love is only for God and all loves along this love are justified and interpreted. Other friendships should not be an obstacle in the way God’s love or their ending should lead to divine love.

Keywords


God;Love; Mysticism; Rabia Adaviye; Teresa Avila.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v2i2.67

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