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Poormozaffari D. A macro-structure in mystical Maqâmâts and its ideological functions. LCQ. 2017; 10 (37) :29-58
URL: http://lcq.modares.ac.ir/article-29-11739-en.html
Assistant Professor of Presian language & Literature, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
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This essay tries to show a frequent macrostructure in mystical Maqâmâts that makes people`s religious beliefs. Not only does it gives enough evidences for the structure but also interprets its ideological functions. The macrostructure consists of some chronological events. It starts with a holy parentage for great Sufis and it is continued by prophecies predict a child will be a great Sufi in the future. It carries on with unbearable asceticisms. All of the events prepare the ground for small miracles. The chain ends with a fantastic death and a contrast to other discourses. The last events, in reality, work as a result of small miracles power. The main function of the structure appears to make a limitation to access to small miracles. It leds to articulations that generate a new discourse: discourse of Sufis who have small miracles. The new discourse encounters mystical discourse to social and political discourses.
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Article Type: Theoretical | Subject: Street literature
Received: 2016/11/14 | Accepted: 2017/01/27 | Published: 2017/05/22

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