Hz. Ali in the light of futuwwatnamas and genealogies [Bazi fÜtÜvvetnameler ve Şecerenameler iŞiĞinda Hz. Alİ]
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Hz. Ali, who was born in Mecca 22 years before the Hegira, was the son of Abu Talib, the uncle of the Messenger Muhammed. Ali grew up under the guardianship of Hz. Muhammed for 18 years and grew up under his discipline. The last of the four great caliphs, Hz. Ali is also one of the ten people heralded with Jannah when he was alive. Hz. Ali gained great fame in courage and heroism by participating in all wars during the birth and spread of Islam. Ali married Muhammed’s daughter and his lineage survived to the present day in two branches. Hz. Ali is in the forefront of many sects in the Turkish Sufi tradition and he is considered the piri of that sect. By taking Ali as the model of the human being, he is based on an ontological basis. In Akhi tradition, Hz. Ali also has an important place. The main written sources of Akhi are futuwwatnamas and genealogies. These sources describe Hz. Ali as the master of Ahi Evran, the son of his uncle, and his father-in-law. These sources also point to Hz. Ali as the person who has a very important place in the Akhism and who is been tied up by Hz. Muhammed himself for wearing the shah of Sufis and the futuristic piety. The aim of this study is to investigate the position and the importance of Hz. Ali in Akhi (a Turkish institution) tradition. First, information about his historical personality was briefly explained. After, the perception of Hz. Ali in some sects was emphasized. Seven futuwwat descriptions and six genealogies published from the main sources of Akhism were examined. It was concluded that Hz. Ali had an important position in Akhi tradition. © 2019 Gazi Universitesi, Turk Kulturu ve Haci Bektas Veli. All rights reserved.