Author(s): Musa KAVAL

Hac? Bayram Veli (1348-1430) is one of the most important figure in the process of Islamization of Anatolia lasted for three cencturies. He and his caliphs had crucial contribution on personal spiritual development and moral life as well as social contact in critical time of the days. His basic sufi philosophy and practices had helped the mostly nomadic Turkoman comminity to live in settled. By acting these deep social and religious new development he helped people to realize the real essence of their human being value with his simple way and act. It is striking that Hac? Bayram Veli didn’t leave any written work during the political and fiscal not stable atmosphere. Even being as a professor he dindn’t use academic vehicles, instead of this way he realised his thought through his real life activities in the society. Because when we look at his four poems it can be seen easy that he mentioned in profound and deep mystic subjects in a fairly simple style. His expression of human, the world and God in the poems sheds light to be aware of one’s own self. So despite the limited poems it is understood that he was not back of Ibn Arabi, Rumi and Yunus Emre in terms of the depth of mystical thought. He presented intense sufistic topics such as Vahdet-i vücud, love, dissolve, survival and heart by comparison with theme of the world. With the help of this comparitive method the truth which he tried to explain people in difficult time of the day helped them to see their inner value and build their identity. In this study we will try to point out the realties which he had mainfested practically for people’s reaching their sefl identitiy in the light of his poems.


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