Knowledge Sources of Hak Halîlî Dervish Lodge HAK HALÎLÎ DERGÂHI’NIN BİLGİ KAYNAKLARI


Turk Kulturu ve Haci Bektas Veli - Arastirma Dergisi, vol.2022, no.102, pp.119-141, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022 Issue: 102
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.34189/hbv.102.006
  • Journal Name: Turk Kulturu ve Haci Bektas Veli - Arastirma Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-141
  • Keywords: Ahl al-bayt, Alawism, Dervish Lodge, Hak Halîlî, Knowledge Sources, Qādiriyya
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University. All rights reserved.Hak Halîlî (Haq Halīlī) Lodge was founded by Sheikh Hacı Halil Efendi in Karacalar village of Emirdağ district in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Hacı Halil Efendi served as a Naqshi sheikh in Damascus, Mesnevihan in İstanbul, Ankara (Sivrihisar) and Afyonkarahisar, and the sheikh of Qādiriyya order in Emirdağ. With its loyalty to the Ahl al-bayt, accepting the idea of tawalla and tabarra and serving to the humanity as a principle, the Hak Halîlî Dervish Lodge defines itself as the Muslim Alawi Qizilbāsh Qādiri. Every science, thought or structure has various knowledge sources that it benefits from while presenting itself. Hak Halîlî Dervish Lodge attaches importance to the mind as a knowledge source, and also considers the Qur’an, hadiths, Ahl al-Bayt, Twelve Imams, Qādiri sages and ancient wisdom tradition. Besides being shared in dervish lodge assemblies, dreams are considered as an emotional contribution to the path of truth. The source of inspirational information is important on the basis of principle, but it is not emphasized in the creed. It is expected that the information obtained through knowledge sources will strengthen the belief and transform the person into a virtuous one. Moreover, it is emphasized that the personality that is expected to be transformed with the knowledge produced in the dervish lodge should be intertwined with the knowledge sources. In this sense, information is required to be accurate, reliable, action-oriented and virtue-oriented. So far, many studies have been carried out on the Hak Halîlî Lodge. This study is the first in its field on the knowledge sources produced and used in Hak Halîlî Lodge. In the content of the present study, first, some information will be given on the knowledge sources, the importance and value of knowledge sources, especially in the eyes of the postnishins, and then how the information sources are reflected in the structures in the Dervish complex will be examined. In this study, the data will be evaluated by taking into account the researches made so far about the lodge, the letter of Hak Halîlî to his son, the audio recordings compiled from the conversations of Abdulkadir Şahbaz with the dervishes, personal interviews and observations made by us.