عنوان مقاله [English]
Sheikh Ahmad Jām is among the mystics whose interlink of life events and charismatic characters have been a source of misunderstanding their true face. This misinterpretation is sometimes very great; for instance, the distance between the two Sheikh Jām’s pictures, one in Maghāmāt-e Zhende Pil, and the other originated from his works, is as great as the distance between myth and reality. The contradictions and paradoxes related to his character and thought have made him one of the most controversial figures in Persian mysticism.
This article, after defining the concept of charisma, briefly deals with Iranian charismatic mystics, and then, referring to some unbelievable charismas of Sheikh Ahmad Jām mentioned in Maghāmāt-e Zhende Pil, brings multiple evidence in order to come as close as possible to the true character of Ahmad Jām.