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Metaphorical expression of Guest House in the writings of Mewlana Rumi and Said Nursi

Thomas, Nur Sakinah and Mohd Kasim, Zalina and Md Rosli, Ahmad Nabil and Ibrahim, Nur Jehaada (2021) Metaphorical expression of Guest House in the writings of Mewlana Rumi and Said Nursi. In: 11th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC 2020), 23 - 25 March 2021, Kuala Lumpur.

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This paper analyses the metaphorical expression of ‘guest house’ in the writings of Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273), a well-known Persian poet and Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1877- 1960), a prominent Turkish scholar. There are many studies on these scholars, but studies on their conceptualization of ‘guest house’ are limited. Thus, this study aims to reveal the spiritual effects of this metaphorical expression. This interdisciplinary qualitative research analyses the metaphorical expression of ‘guest house’ through an explanatory case study based on the selected writings of Rumi and Nursi. Rumi’s poem on The Guest House and Nursi’s selected writings in his Risale i Nur are analysed to reveal the spiritual effects. The findings reveal how these scholars used the concept of ‘guest house’ to convey their implied message. Rumi views the human body in terms of a ‘guest house’ through his conceptual metaphor, THE BODY IS A GUEST HOUSE while Nursi views this world in terms of a ‘guest house’ through his conceptual metaphor THE WORLD IS A GUEST HOUSE. These two conceptual metaphors are interrelated as they reveal the concepts of transitory life in this temporary world and eternal life in the hereafter which is everlasting. Eventually, the findings reveal the spiritual effects of these conceptual metaphors on the journey of a human’s life. This study contributes to the field of language, psychology and religious discourse by revealing the effectiveness of metaphorical expression for psycho-spiritual wellbeing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6878/93167
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conceptual Metaphor, Metaphorical Expression, Jalaluddin al Rumi,Said Nursi, Guest House,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Nabil Md Rosli
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 08:09
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 08:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93167

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