Abdulhakim Arvasi

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Abdulhakim Arvasi
Born 1865
Died 1943
Era Modern Era
Region Islamic philosophy
School Sunni Islam
Influences
Influenced

Abdulhakim Arvasi or Sayyeed Abd al Haqeem-i Arvasi (1865–1943) was a Sunni Islamic scholar.

Life[edit]

Arvasi lived in the times of the late Ottoman Empire and the early Republic of Turkey. He was one of the most profound Islamic scholars of his time and a mujtahid. Arvasi was a descendant of Prophet Muhammad and hence he had the title sayyed (seyyid in Turkish) before his name. He is the 33rd sheikh of the Naqshbandi order.[1] He was born in Van,[2] Turkey. He received religious education from the famous scholar and walî Seyyid Fehim-i Arvasi. He was deeply learned in many worldly and religious sciences such as: natural sciences, hadith, tafsir and tasawwuf. Arvasi taught in Van for 30 years after which he moved to Istanbul as the Russian Army had invaded the eastern part of the country.[3] Arvasi taught in various madrasas and mosques of Istanbul for many years. Some of his most famous students were Hüseyin Hilmi Işık and Necip Fazıl Kısakürek.[4] Arvasi died in Ankara in 1943[5] after decades of teaching of Islam. He is buried in Baglum Cemetery, Ankara.

Works[edit]

  • Er-Riyâd-üt-Tasavufiyye
  • Râbita-i Şerîfe
  • Keşkül
  • Sefer-i Âhiret
  • Eshâb-i Kirâm
  • Ecdâd-i Peygamberî

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riva Kastoryano, Turkey Between Nationalism and Globalization, p 55. ISBN 0415529239
  2. ^ Gareth Jenkins, Political Islam In Turkey, p 260
  3. ^ Itzchak Weismann, The Naqshbandiyya: Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition, p 152
  4. ^ Touraj Atabaki, The State and the Subaltern: Modernization, Society and the State in Turkey, p 131
  5. ^ Riva Kastoryano, Turkey Between Nationalism and Globalization, p 55. ISBN 0415529239

Bibliography[edit]

  • Seadet-i Ebediyye p. 1061 (Turkish)
  • Orta Anadolu Evliyaları p. 89-118 (Turkish)