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The Fourth Issue of Negah-e Aftab Quarterly with Focus on the Subject of Love is Published

The Fourth Issue of Negah-e Aftab Quarterly with the focus on love has published and is now available for everyone to read.

This issue of the quarterly contains 10 chapters and 308 pages, and a summary of the content is provided in English, Arabic and Turkish.

Negah-e Aftab; Cultural and Artistic Quarterly

Issue 4, Volume 1, Summer 2021

  • Publisher: Soroosh-e Mowlana Institute for Arts and Culture
  • Director-in-Charge and Chief Editor: Maryam Mousavi
  • Editorial Assistant: Azam Malekdar
  • Scientific Counselors: Ardeshir Mansouri
  • Editorial Board: Behnam Naseri: Editor of “HAMSAYEH” (NEIGHBOR) and “KARNAMEH” (PERFORMANCE) Sections
  • Advisory Board: Ardeshir Mansouri
  • Editor: Yasaman Kazerani Farahani
  • Artistic Director and Graphic Designer: Hamed Hakimi
  • Layout Designer: Arash Roshangar
  • Photo Selection: Mehri Rahimzadeh
  • Illustrator of the Kereshmeh Section: Ardeshir Rostami
  • Cover Design Calligraphy: Jamshid Hakimi

In the fourth issue of Negah-e Aftab quarterly we read:

  • In the “Wisdom” (Hekmat) section Mehdi Kompani Zare, Hossein Mahmoudi, Abdolhamid Ziaei, Mahmoud Reza Esfandiar and Matin Ezzatin, a Macedonian mystic researcher, have discussed the concept of Rumi and Love.
  • The “Performance” section in this issue is dedicated to the personality, thoughts and works of Anne-Marie Schimmel. A glimpse of Schimmel’s work on Rumi is caught in the writings of Mohammad Jafar Yahaghi, Seyed Saeed Firouz Abadi, Bahaeddin Khorramshahi, Hossein Khandagh Abadi, Habib Bashirpour, Ali Reza Hashemi Nejad, Hossein Razavi Fard and Peyman Talebi.
  • In the “Research” section, Ghasem Kakaie, Mahnaz Ghanei, Vahid Sohrabifar and Seyed Majid Sadatkiaie respond to the questions about the relations between morality and love.
  • The “Arts” section includes an interview with Behrouz Gharibpour, the designer and director of “Rumi’s Puppet Opera” and Ashofte’s post-structuralist critique of puppet opera.
  • In a roundtable discussion attended by Hassan Mohaddesi Gilvaei, Mohammad Reza Sargolzaei and Ardeshir Mansouri the subject of love from the perspective of traditional mysticism and modern anthropology has been discussed. Furthermore, this section includes an interview with Forough Jahanbakhsh, an assistant professor at the University of Queens and the articles written by Mohieddin Ghanbari, Shahram Sahraei, Arash Heydari and Ehsan Ebrahimi.
  • The “Neigbor” section contains an overview of Rumi’s presence in the social, cultural and academic environment of Germany and includes articles by Ali Ashraf Sadeghi, Ali Abollahi, Reza Najafi, as well as interviews with Ali Rajaei and Stefan Weidner, a German translator and researcher.
  • In the “Lived Experiences” section, Maghsoud Farasatkhah, Siamak Mokhtari, Farzaneh Okhovatt, Seyed Hasan Akhlagh and Arastou Mirani have narrated their encounters with the lifeworld of Rumi.
  • “The mystical path of love from the perspective of Ibn Arabi and Rumi” by William Chittick and “An Easy and yet Difficult Question about Religion and Spirituality” by Farhad Shafti are among the articles of this issue.
  • In the “Shelf” section Mohsen Azmoudeh had interviewed Nasrollah Pourjavadi about the book “The Sea of Knowledge” (in Farsi “Darya-e Marefat”). Furthermore, Shahrokh Raie, Milad Hosseini and Sadegh Vafaei have written reviews of the books “Sufisim: A New History of Islamic Mysticism”, “The Hungry King” (in Farsi “Malek Gorosneh”) and “The Strength of Heart and the Joy of Life” (in farsi “Ghovvat-e Ghalb va Noush-e Jan”).
  • In the “Account” section the most important news and events in Mysticism and Rumi Studies are provided.

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