Mikhail Lermantov .. Russian writer who was influenced by Islam!
"Perhaps the sky of the East has brought me without my will from the teachings of their prophet"
Mikhail Lermantov is one of the most famous poets of Russia in the last century, and occupies the position of the next largest of its poets Alexander Pushkin created Lermantov in a social reality, the circumstances of which differ from our circumstances, and the standards of ethics and social customs do not conform to our standards in the East, yet the impact of the East and Arab Islamic civilization Clear in its production and tangible.
Lermantov is the legitimate heir to the great poet Alexander Pushkin in his struggle for his art of freedom, his critique of contemporary reality bound by restrictions, and just as freedom was the reason for the sudden death of Pushkin, it was the same reason that killed Lermantov in one of the matches, At the height of his glory and fame and gift.
Although the production of Lermontov does not exceed 13 years, he - like Pushkin - gave the literature a rich and diverse production, where the poem, romantic story, drama and novel, was Lermantov poet aristocrat belongs to the summit of intellectuals of his age since the depth of his youth - The study of literature, philosophy, history and religions, and foreign languages that he was good at. In his study of the sciences, the East was the focus of his eyes. Lermantov was astonished by his generation who was running behind the West while learning much from the East, In the east - as I believe D. Lermantov - There is a "treasure for precious conquests".
Islamic and cultural references in the works of Lermantov
Through the Muslims of the Caucasus, whom Lermantov experienced closely, our poet has learned many of the teachings of Islam and its approach, and through the Muslims of the Caucasus also know a lot of Islamic customs and holidays such as Eid al-Adha, Lermantov's interest in the Arab East does not stop attention to his spirituality, His culture and the contemporary reality of the poet. In his poem "Sashka", Lermantov expressed his attraction to the civilization of the East.
I am not looking for a doctrine: You are not a prophet
Although I seek my Spirit to the East
Where pigs and wine are scarce
And, as they write, our ancestors lived!
It seems that Lermantov's knowledge of the Islamic faith was profound in itself. In the poem "Valerik," Lermantov refers to the spiritual kinship that has become associated with Islam at a time when he felt lonely and alienated:
Perhaps, the sky of the East
You have come near me without my will
Of the teachings of their prophet ..
Lermantov also expresses his reverence for the Qur'an in his poem "The Gifts of the Turk". The valuable gift offered by the Turk to the sheikh is "Holy verse of the Koran, gold manuscript" and clearly shows Lermantov's influence on the Qur'an in his poem "Three Palms" Pushkin's poetry "Kisses from the Koran".
In addition, Lantantov's extensive and diverse knowledge of the Arab East has been reflected in some of his poetry. In Palestine's poem, "Palestine Branch" reflects a bright and brilliant picture of Palestine that meets with a true description of its geography, natural resources and distinctive features. In addition, Palestine stands out as the home of religions and the land of holiness. Lermantov's knowledge of Egypt's natural characteristics is also shown in his poem "The Airship." Lermantov expressed his "spiritual kinship" by his intention to travel to Mecca, home of the Prophet and the source of Islam, through a letter sent to his friend Krajewski.
Lermontov's attraction to the Arab-Muslim East was not only a manifestation of the fascination with the foot, but also a number of objective reasons. On the one hand, Lermantov sensed in the religious values of the Arab Islamic East a spiritual gift and a refuge for himself, a contradiction between reality and reality. However, Lermantov turned his mind and vision, and in the spirit of the artist who is thirsty for freedom and beauty, and inspired by the deep love of man to the Holy Quran, where so many "moral values", as his predecessor Pushkin pointed out.
In his production, he produced two cross-sectional images of the Arab East: the Arab East as a center of cultural radiation, and the modern Arab world, which was delayed and became coveted by colonists. Fate of the East!
In the end, it was necessary to point out that in writing these words or the blog we adopted the book "Arab and Islamic influences in Russian literature", which came out of the series of the Kuwaiti Knowledge World No. 155.