International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Naqshbandiyya Culture in Bursa, the First Capital City of Ottoman
Assoc. Prof. Abdurrezzak Tek

It is known that tarîqas and mystic culture played an important role in the Islamisation process of Anatolia, which started in the time of Seljukids. This culture has been represented for centuries by such Sufi orders as Kazarûniyya, Kubrâwiyya, Suhrawardiyya, Mawlaviyya, Rifâ‘iyya, Bektâshiyya, Khalwatiyya, Qâdiriyya, Naqshbandiyya and particularly Yasawiyya, through shaykhs and dervishes from Transoxiana, Khwarezm, Khorasân and other regions. played a considerable role in the city. This paper, in general, deals with Naqshbandî culture and tekkes, which had began to come into being in Bursa after 15th century, and dervishes, and these tekkes that always remained within the Naqshbandiyya until their closing down, or the ones that were originally established to be a branch of other Sufi orders and joined in the Naqshbandiyya in the course of time, or vice versa.

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