Phenomenology and comparative study of ascetic and romantic mysticism in Islamic mysticism
Maryam Bavi, Seyed Jasem Pajohandeh
In this paper, it has been tried to investigate phenomenology of ascetic mysticism and romantic mysticism in Islamic mysticism. Generally, it can be deduced that mysticism and God-centeredness have a long history in the depths of mankind; and its background can be traced back to existence of human being on earth. The main purpose of phenomenological method of ascetic and romantic mysticism in Islam is acquainted to the monotheistic religion of Islam. In examining the structure of each of the two types of ascetic mysticism and romantic mysticism, we considered asceticism and love in each of them as the focus point, or the central reason; all of the drawn concepts have been shaped and drawn around these two concepts. Also we included components for ascetic mysticism and romantic mysticism, that considering these components, these two types of mysticism can be distinguished.