INVESTIGATION, INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF RELIGIOUS EPIC WITH GORNAI LANGUAGE “FATAH-AL-HEYDAR: WAR STORY BETWEEN IMAM ALI AND TAAL MAGHREBI”
Religious epic is a type of epics that is categorized as a historical epic in which,heroism and bravery of the religious heroes form the subject. There are several religious epics in Gorani language in Kurdish literature, which associated poets describes bravery stories of religious heroes and leaders in particular Imam Ali. Like all of epic poets, Kurdish poets of these epopees also describe braveries in common religious epics at the Safavid Era. This descriptive-analytical study first introduces manuscripts of religious epic entitled “Fath-al-Heydar: war story between Ali and Taal Maghrebi” that exist in Iran’s libraries; then, the background of this story in written narrations of poetry and prose is examined and a summary of Gornai narration is presented. At the next step, the war story is analyzed in terms of the content and outstanding epical points. Undoubtedly, this study can be used as a practical reference to identify and assess the Kuridsh religious epics with verbal origins.