The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 26
Page No. 6261 - 6265

The Cast of Religious and Ashura (A Day of Mourning for the Martyrdom of Husayn Ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram) Poetry in Representations of Ritual Literature from Contemporary Poets’ Viewpoint

Authors : Mohammad Reza Bakhtiyari

Abstract: Religious poetry and ritual literature originate from people’s religious beliefs and ideals which have their roots in Holy Quran and take shape integrating feelings, emotions, language and particular form of religious beliefs. Ashura free verse is also one of the robust branches of the ritual literature which has absorbed attention and interest of many enthusiastic and devoted poets. Ritual literature encompasses great epics about guardianship, imamate and crusade. Sometimes it has waved the red flag of such a considerable crusade as Ashura. Themes and doctrines of the religious literature have been emanated from superhuman, divine and heavenly inspirations and are manifested in artistic and rhythmic expressions. Ritual literature involves the most genuine terms in provoking feelings and emotions. The bloody epic of Ashura within the range of ritual literature is undoubtedly more remarkable than other religious themes since it emphatically demonstrates the innocence of human against the cruelty of tyrants in the course of history by the red ink of sacrifice and heroism of the martyrs. The poet considers martyrdom as a superior goal and by mentioning this he intends to release everyone and everything from constraints of this worldly life. Some interesting examples of these ritual and religious poems can be found in works of the contemporary poets. The present study deals with examining the created artworks and conducted researches in this field, besides it investigates the role of Ashura poetry in religious beliefs and attitudes of people in an excellent way.

How to cite this article:

Mohammad Reza Bakhtiyari , 2016. The Cast of Religious and Ashura (A Day of Mourning for the Martyrdom of Husayn Ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram) Poetry in Representations of Ritual Literature from Contemporary Poets’ Viewpoint. The Social Sciences, 11: 6261-6265.

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