Author(s): PERSIAN RESOURSE, Alir?za MUKADDEM
Akhi Evren or Nasiruddin Abolhaqayeq Mahmud al-Khoyi, founder of great “Akhism” school in Anatolia, on the strength of the nickname at the end of his name he has been born in the city of Khoy situated in Iranian Azerbaijan and at the eastern border of Turkey. City of Khoy which has an ancient history, for its geographical situation has been effective in the region along the history and has had important stand in the history of Turk and Islam. Before facing the Byzantine in Malazgirt, Great Sultan Alp Arslan has gathered his army in Khoy and enjoyed people’s help, too. Once more in the time of Anatolian Seljuks and Azerbaijan’s Atabaks, the city of Khoy has participated in such activities. In this paper we will try to answer questions like: how have Khoy been put forward in Farsi and Arabic resources?, What’s the mysterious relationship between Evrin Mountain in Khoy (a mountain similar to snake and seen by people in mysterious way) and Akhi Evren?, What are the characteristics of signs of Sufism (place names, graves of the old, and etc.) in Hoy nowadays?, and who are other savants (such as Nasir Khoyi, Amali Khoyi, Ruknuddin Khoyi and …) raised in Khoy in 6th and 7th century, besides Akhi Evren?