Author(s): ?smail YILDIRIM
Prophetic bibliography, in general terms, is a set of books discussing the events took place around the life and personality of the Prophet Mohammed. Prophetic biography, which is originally comprised of the Arab literature, has also gained an important place in both Iranian and Turkish literatures over the time. In the Muslim societies, the Prophet Mohammed came to the fore as an exemplary figure under the influence of the Qur'an. This situation revealed the need to record the prophet's life and transfer it to the future generations. With the acceptance of Islam by the Turks, many activities emerged in the literature, culture, and art as well as in almost every field. The desire of Turks to learn the Prophet Mohammed and his spiritual personality, and their efforts to learn the provisions of the new religion led them to oral and written sources. Prophetic biography, which is one of the leading written sources, was transferredfrom Arabic to Turkishliterature through translation, and subsequently, has now gained widespread literary popularity throughthe copyright procedures. Actually, numerous important works have been translated in the field of Turkish-Islamic literature in this subject,and copyrighted literary products have been written. In this article, the meaning of the Prophetic biography, its relationship with the science of meghazi its historical course, and its place in Turkish literature will be discussed. In addition, the life and personality of Yusuf Ziyâ Yozgadî will beexamined through his work in question, Mir'at-? Mohammadiyya and Menaqib-i Ahmadiyya, in terms of form and content.