The Prophet Moses In Divan Poetry
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CitationAdnan, U. (2016). Divan Şiirinde Hz. Musa/The Prophet Moses In Divan Poetry. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 5(1), 64-74.
Divan poetry is a conglomerate formed under the influence of eastern societies' common culture and geographical advantages shared by various communities which is shaped by Islamic civilization and the sense of art. Prophet Moses is known by his place in Abrahamic religions. According to Islam, as a baby he was found in the Nile River, adopted by the Egyptian royal family, and grew up in the palace of the Pharaoh although in that time the Pharaoh ordered all newborn male Hebrew boys to be killed. Moses was forced to leave Egypt when he was young. Eventually, he became a prophet. He showed great patience against deeds of his folk. Divan poets mentioned Prophet Moses in their poetries with his standing against to Pharaoh, miracles like conversation with God in the Mount Sinai, Shacar al-Tur (the tree in the Mount Sinai), magic rod, and white hand. Prophet Moses became a source of inspiration for expression of sufi feelings and thoughts for Classic Turkish Literature poets. This article examines how Divan poetry depicts Prophet Moses and his miracles.