The Buyruks are a collection of spiritual books providing the basis of the Alevi value system. The word buyruk in archaic Turkish means adept. Topics addressed in the Buyruks include Musahiplik (spiritual brotherhood), a wide range of Alevi stories and poems. The story of Haji Bektash Veli is found in these books.
The Buyruks also contain Qur'anic verses, sayings of Imam Ali, Ja'far as-Sadiq and the other Twelve Imams, as well as sayings and songs written by Yunus Emre, Pir Abdal Musa, Pir Sultan Abdal, and Shah Ismail.
The Buyruks include pillars which Dedes must uphold, and Alevis must also generally adhere to the rules put forth in them.
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