In line with the concept that “Number of ways leading to Allah equals to the breaths of living creatures.” many great Sufi orders were founded. Among them, there were ones based in central Istanbul at the heart of empire, the greatest of which is Jerrahi – originated with Pur Nureddin al-Jerrahi through the interpretation he made in Khalwattiyah order. It is a civilized order that preserved its roots in Istanbul to this day. More particularly, its last Mashaikh personally trained thousands of pupils in this growing order in the country and all over the world and introduced Islam to greater masses in the West. Scientifically examining this order established by that dignified scholar was not a job for everyone. This challenging task is granted to my dear friend Cemâl Öztürk from the lineage of merciful Jerrahi, descended from caliphs.
Dr. Mahmud Erol Kılıç