IJCH 2017 Vol.3(1): 104-107 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.2.085

Philanthropy from Rumi's View Point

Ahmad Reza Yalameha
Abstract—Abstract— Social psychology is a science that investigates the mutual behavior of individuals with each other. It also studies the behavior of human kind and analyzes the social behavior that has a cooperation nature. One of the important subjects of this science is philanthropy. Philanthropy as an admirable social behavior has been approved by all human being with any languages, nationality, and trends over time. On the other hand, poetry and Persian literature have been the important manifestations of social subjects and they were full of attention to the philanthropy and peace, saving human life, humanitarianism, peace orientation, avoiding hatred, respecting humanity, dignifying human kind, helping subordinates, calmness, unity and integration and the like that they have relationship with social psychology. One of the greatest thinkers of Persian literature is Rumi. The poetry language of Rumi is in such a way that he has spoken for all nations through the centuries and it is beyond limitation of time and place. He believes that with respect to the commonality of human creation, human existence originated from the same source; therefore, all humans should help each other in case of difficulties. This research paper tries to investigate and analyze human philanthropy as an admirable human behavior in the Mathnavi of Rumi and clarifies the view point of this philosopher with respect to this subject matter.

Index Terms—Index Terms—Social psychology, Persian literature, Rumi, philanthropy, the principle of commonality in creation, respecting humanity.

Ahmad Reza Yalameha is with Persian Language and Literature, Young Researcher and Elite Club, Dehaghan Branch, Dehaghan, Isfahan, Iran (e-mail: ayalameha@dehaghan.ac.ir).

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Cite: Ahmad Reza Yalameha, "Philanthropy from Rumi's View Point ," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 104-107, 2017.

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