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TRAINED IN AHMAD YASAVI’S AND LOKMAN PERENDE’S DERVISH ORDERS IN KHORASAN,HAJII BEKTASH VELI IS TASKED WITH SPREADING THE DOCTRINE OF THE DERVISH ORDER IN ANATOLIA.IN WELAYETNAME OF HAJJI BEKTASH,WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY FATHER OTMAN HIS COMING TO ANATOLIA WAS DESCRIBED AS THAT:HIS TRAINER AHMAD YASAVI TELLS HADJI BEKTASH THAT THE REGION (ANATOLIA) HE WILL GO IS A RURAL REGION WITH ILLITERATE PEOPLE.AS RUMS WAS PRAYING WITH HIS FOLLOWERS IN THE FIELD WERE HADJI BEKTASH VELI’S MAUSOLEUM THEN PLECED,BEKTASH VELI IN THE FORM OF A PIGEON FLIES OVER THEM.ONE OF HIS FOLLOWERS NOTICES IT AND SAYS, “A MAN HAS PASSED OVER US.”THEY ASSIGN KARACAAHMET TO WATCH FOR THE BIRD.KARACAAHMET THEN SAYS THAT HE SAW A PIGEON IN THE FIELD.HE TURNS HIMSELF INTO A FALCON AND CAPTURES THE PIGEON.THEN THE PIGEON IMMEDIATELY TRANSFORMS ITSELF INTO A FALCON AND SQUEEZES KARACAAHMET’S NECK.HAJJI BEKTASH THEN ASKS KARACAAHMET: “I AM COMING TO YOU IN THE FORM OF PIGEON,WHICH IS THE SYMBOL OF PEACE.BUT YOU ARE WELCOMING ME IN THE FORM OF A FALCON.IS IT TRUE?” THIS IS A SYMBOLIC NARRATION INDICATING THAT HAJJI BEKTASH HAS COME TO ANATOLIA FOR PEACEFUL REASONS.HIS BIRTH AND DEATH DATES ARE NOT KNOWN FOR CERTAIN.HIS DEATH DATE WAS ASSUMED AS 1271. HAJJI BEKTASH HAS STARTED SPREADING HIS THOUGTS FROM THE VILLAGE OF SULUCA KARAHOYUK AND WITH IN A SHORT TIME,SOME OF HIS STUDENTS HAVE REACHED TO HUNGARY.FATHER GUL,SARI SALTUK,FATHER OTMAN,KIZILDELI(SAYYID ALI SULTAN),FATHER HASAN DEMIR,SULTAN OF AKYAZI ARE ONLY SOME OF HIS STUDENTS IN BALKANS.THE PIECES OF WORK HE WROTE ARE MALAKAT,MALAKAT-I GAYBIYYE AND KELIMAT-I AYNIYYE,SERHIL BESMELAH.HE IS STILL THE MOST IMPORTANT GUIDE OF ANATOLIAN SAINTS.THE CORE OF HIS THOUGHT CAN BE SUMMARIZED IN FOUR SENTENCES.HE EXPRESSES THIS AS: “BLACKNESS OF MATTER AND WITH LIGHT OF REASON BLACKNESS OF ILLITERACY AND WITH LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE BLACKNESS OF DESIRES AND WITH LIGHT OF WISDOM ALL JOBS CAN BE COMPLETED WITH LOVE.” “MADDE KARALIĞI AKIL NURUYLA CEHALET KARANLIĞI BİLGİ NURUYLA NEFES KARANLIĞI ERDEM NURUYLA AYDINLANIR BÜTÜN İŞLER AŞKLA YAPILIR.” HE ALSO HAD CONTRIBUTED THE ENGLIGHTENMENT OF ANATOLIA IN 13TH CENTURY BY ADVOCATING EQUALITY OF WOMEN AND MEN,AND PROMOTING SCIENCE AN REASON.HAJJI BEKTASH WALI: HEAT IS IN POMEGRANATE NOT IN SHEET IRON MIRACLE IS IN HEAD NOT IN CROWN LOOK IN YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR NOT IN QUDS,MECCA OR IN PILGRIMAGE


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