This study describes death in Mawlanā Jalāl ad-dīn Rūmī’s magnum opus, Mathnawī. The work concentrates on discussing death in a positive light as emphasized in Islām. This thesis thus touches on a notion quite common in Islamic, be it larger religious, mysticism; that one can die a spiritual death while still physically alive. The inevitability and certitude of death has always captured human imagination. In Islām, and especially in early Ṣūfī literature, interesting discussions on the ‘idea of dying’ have occurred with profound insight and understanding. The preoccupation with deathRead More