عنوان مقاله [English]
Mysticism is one of the most challenging subjects in the Islamic world. Its multifarious approaches to spiritual wayfaring and interaction with society from the second century AH to the present have led to its classification into different categories. The two schools of Khorasan and Iraq are the summation of such categories. Despite their commonalities in the foundations, the two schools have differences in superstructure and method, which the proponents of each school have described in their treatises. However, by studying mysticism in the Zagros region, it is possible to recognize a distinct current from the above two schools, with its own unique characteristics. The different approach of the mystics of the Zagros mystical school towards human love is one of its distinguishing features from the aforementioned schools. The present paper is an attempt to scrutinize such features based on the poetical works of three mystical poets (Mahvi, Malaye Jaziri and Mewlewi Kurd), in a descriptive-analytical manner. The findings show that the mystics of the Zagros mystical school do not see human love as opposed to heavenly love.