Author(s): Ferudun Hakan ÖZKAN

Manydidacticworks had been created to teach Sufism in the order of dervishes and be adopted by large communities. Fütûhnâme, the subject of the study, is such a work. The author and the copyright of the work is not clear. Fütûh-nâme, like in the classic scheme, was arranged in the order of the besmele,hamdele,salvele, praise for four calips,pray to stateman, the reason of being written and the main subject of the work. The main part consists of forty sections which describe forty tunes. In the work, the forty principles of sufism ranged in this order “repentance, penitance, delivery, science, mildness, breeding, humility, will-power, putting one’s trust in God, fighting, worship, abandoning for the sake of love to God, thanksgiving, reticence, patience, mention, inner struggle, agreement, consent, endeavor, generosity, pious asceticism, pious, fear of God, pure sincerity of heart, sincerity, fear, desiring, nihilation, the annihilation of self by an eternal union with God, devoting himself to religious contemplation, asceticism of a sufi, spiritual knowledge, love, solitary, nearness to God, friendly, melancholy and danger, revelation,meeting” were explained with various metaphors and concreted with stories in a way that a new dervish can understand.


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