Power of the word
(Translated into English by Mesme Aliyullaqizi Ismayilova)
By the decree of President Ilham Aliyev in November 15, 2018, it was planned to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet Imadaddin Nasimi and to organize and perform a particular activity connecting with this anniversary.
Nasimi's poetry was experienced during centuries and lasts to the 21st century. The poet, who died as the follower of the truth and was respected with honour in the Middle East,.
His creativity is always searching and will continue for ages.Nasimi - who wrote verses in Azerbaijani, explained his literary thoughts with great masterly - was powerful creator of his time.
"I am the truth. the truth is in me, I tell the truth " - thus stating that he was always looking for the truth and thus he explained his being at the highest peak .
Come and look me, misleader , I am the king of world ...
Look in serious to my face, I am the bright - candle of the fate.
The poet encourages people to understand life and work, repeatedly using the image of "I" in his works.Nasimi, which has a rich spiritual heritage, develops bright ideas of NizamiGanjavi, rises the person to heaven and glorifies him as the creator of beauty.
The world of words and creativity - that have existed for more than 600 years - made Nasimi immortalization and unforgettable. Such world - in which there is a sense of divine love, love for the motherland, honesty, humanism and the sweetness of the native language. Regarding the language and poetry of the poet's works, Professor Demirchizadeh noted that, the language of Nasimi took advantage from the folk language .It was also the beginning of the purification of our literary language from Arabic-Persian words and content.Turkologist scientist T. Hajiyev notes that , the creativity of Nasimi - took from the of daily speech of people .This is the poet's consent to the melodic and semantic possibilities of the Azerbaijani language. According to Nasimi, a word is more essential than any pearl or richness. The poet describes that - how words are taught and understood:
Really, Nasimi gave the sweet feeling of word, who can understand, can dream of this?
Considering the influence of words on the human heart, the poet expresses his hatred for the ignorant, which turn him into a means of trade:
Trader of words - is lie, you couldn't catch to this trade,
Misleader couldn't be the real, you couldn't believe its being
A faithful person is one who treats the word as his heart.
No any fame from lies, I would stand against it.
Who with whom was beloved , in this helpless world,
Life was end with nothing , wasn't reach even beloved .
Apparently, Nasimi, like his predecessors and successors, appreciates this word and refers to it as a means of learning. Repeatedly emphasizes the power and influence of the word. He clearly explains everybody must be far from lies, does not believe them and hates them all. He advised people to be unanimous in their words and deeds, keep people away from evil, and noted there is no benefit from lies.
All this applies to all periods, like upbringing of ideas, always relevant and serves humanity. Nasimi urges people not to be tyrant in his works, because the oppression that the tyrant planted on the field will lead to rebellion against him. The poet believes that arrogance brings people misfortune. He considered that those who have been deceived by worldly possessions are 'poor', and inadequate. Nasimi advised not to follow the evil and not be deceived by the word of the devil. The poet explains the secret of knowing a true, pure man .To be like coral in every sea, coral on every pearl. According to the poet, a person must be pure for his inner existence, spirit and inner world in order to appear clean in life.
Nasimi used different verses and surahs from the Koran. And this showed that he read Koran and used verses and surahs with great creativity for human life .
The heredity of the great poet Nasimi must research, and his deep wisdom should be applied to modern youth. His ideas of upbringing and instructions are relevant today. Today, these ideas play for younger generation a didactic role in the formation of a perfect personality.
The writer is associate professor, Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University