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THE KHALWATI ORDER AND SOME KHALWATI TEKKES IN BOSNIA
THE KHALWATI ORDER AND SOME KHALWATI TEKKES IN BOSNIA

Author(s): Mehmet Cemal Öztürk
Subject(s): History of Islam, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: the khalwati order; khalwati tekkes; tasavvuf;
Summary/Abstract: Within the short scope of this study of ours, we aimed at shedding some light on a number of documents that sat in the Ottoman Archives for centuries until we had a chance to unearth them from the dusty shelves. They are about three Sufi community centers (known to Bosnians and Turks simply as “tekke”or “hankah”) that once existed in what is today the Bosnia and Herzegovina:The Khalwati tekkes of Gazi Husrev Beg in Sarajevo, Elci İbrahim Pasha in Travnik and the one in Blagaj. Prior to the presentation of these documents about, specifically, the Khalwati Order of dervishes in the last part of the article,we enlarge on the meaning of the practice of khalwah, its theological roots in the Holy Quran, and historical, geographical and traditional roots in the Ottoman lands. We, in the mean time, present the reader with brief explanations as to how, where and by whom it used to be practiced and its length,sometimes varying from one order to the next under different circumstances.

  • Page Range: 293-303
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English