Monastery of Hacıbektaş

The dervish lodge in Hacıbektaş is a place of pilgrimage where the Order of Bektaşi was founded. It was founded by Hacı Bektaş Veli, born in 1248, who studied philosophy, physics literature and theology.

In Osmanic times the Order had great influence. The Bektaşi differ in many ways to the orthodox Islamic faith; women don’t veil their heads and are accepted as equal.

Their faith was passed on by word of mouth by folk songs and poetry. An example being the famous poet Yunus Emre.

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