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As the mystical knowledge taken from the Holy Qur’an provides a suitable ground for research into theoretical and clinical psychology, it seems essential to investigate the works of Islamic mystics such as Moulavi’s Mathnavi from this new perspective. One of these mystical issues is the emotional function of sadness in human’s soul (psyche), which Moulavi, discussing kinds of human’s internal emotions, reflects on it within an analytical view point according to his rich knowledge of the Qur’an. In some cases, rather than overlooking sadness, he, following the Qur’an, tries to spiritualize it. In this direction, he suggests principles and procedures for spiritualization of sadness which prove not only sadness is not an obstruction for human completion, but also becomes a motivating enthusiasm for man’s proximity to God. In Moulavi’s detailed analyses of causes of sadness and the principled procedures that he suggests, there is invaluable information on “self-knowledge” which cannot be expected from psychological studies to achieve. Moulavi, in his Mathnavi states procedures such as ‘controlling’, ‘moderating’, ‘managing’, and ‘converting’ for spiritualization of sadness, and following Qur’anic teachings, bases all these on knowledge of ‘spiritual aspect’ of self.