He took a madrasah education in Erzurum. He interested in mysticism and was connected the Halidi branch of Nakşibendi, long lived in Sivas and Kastamonu. Erzurum Abdullaziz name with poems written by Emrah are an Erzurum is suppressed by Abdulaziz. Important figures of poetic literature were Karacaoglan, Atik Ömer, Erzurumlu Emrah and Kayserili Aşık Seyrani. Erzurumlu Emrah is believed to have died in 1854 in Niksar.
El çek tabib el çek yaram üstünden
Sen benim derdime deva bilmezsin
Sen nasıl tabibsin yoktur ilacın
Yaram yürektedir sarabilmezsin
Sana derim sana ey kalbi hayın
Kimseler çekmesin feleğin yayın
Yıkıp harab ettin gönül sarayın
Alıp bir taşını koyabilmezsin
Emrah'ım dinledin benim sözlerim
Muhabettin can evimde gizlerim
Ne duruyon ağlasana gözlerim
Bir daha yarini görebilmezsin
Get your hand away from my wound, doctor!
You don´t know the cure of my pain
What kind of a doctor are you? You don't have medicine.
My wound is on my heart, you can´t bandage it.
I say you, o false-hearted!
May nobody pull the string of fate's bow
You demolished and destroyed the palace of heart.
You can´t take and put back even one stone of it.
I am Emrah, you listened to my words.
I hide your love in home of my heart:
Why do you stop, cry my eyes.
You can't see the beloved one more time.