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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bektashism is an Islamic Sufi order (tariqat) founded in the 13th century by the Islamic saint Hajji Bektash Wali. The Bektashi order was greatly influenced during its formative period by both the Hurufi missionary Ali al-'Ala (15th century) as well as the Qalandariyah Sufi movement, which took on many forms in 13th century Anatolia. The order was reorganized by Balim Sultan in the 16th century, a time when many of the order's distinct practices and beliefs took shape. Bektashism is considered to have blended a number of Sunni, Shi'a and Sufi concepts, although the order contains rituals and doctrines that are distinct unto itself. Bektashis have always had wide appeal and influence among both the Ottoman intellectual elite as well as the peasantry.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • CIV
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136778556
  • 9786136778556