Tuhfe-i Bahriyye: Tawheed and the Sea of Secrets

Tuhfe-i Bahriyye: Tawheed and the Sea of Secrets

İsmail Hakkı Bursevî, the most important representative of Celvetiyye cult in Anatolia, is a polymath scholar, commentator, glossator, poet and composer, who created more than 100 works. Dignified Bursevî penned many treatises in the fields of tafsir, hadith, sufism and meaning; the nature of his mystical works are namely colored by Akbari. When we examine the works of Bursevî, we see that he was influenced by sheiks such as Mawlana Jalal-al-din Rumi, Sadreddin Konevî, Üftâde Aziz Mahmud Hüdayî; also it is evident that his main source of inspiration was Ibn Arabi. He wrote Tuhfe-i Bahriyye, because Hasbahçe Inspector Bahrî Hüseyin Efendi asked him for a precious gift at Üsküdar at one of Bursevî’s discourses. The work touches upon the secrets about the name “Hû”, pronunciation of unity of Allah and internal meaning of the name Bahrî. Bursevî requests readers to seize the truths in the work in depths and carry the work with them as much as possible.

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İsmail Hakkı Bursevî, the most important representative of Celvetiyye cult in Anatolia, is a polymath scholar, commentator, glossator, poet and composer, who created more than 100 works. Dignified Bursevî penned many treatises in the fields of tafsir, hadith, sufism and meaning; the nature of his mystical works are namely colored by Akbari. When we examine the works of Bursevî, we see that he was influenced by sheiks such as Mawlana Jalal-al-din Rumi, Sadreddin Konevî, Üftâde Aziz Mahmud Hüdayî; also it is evident that his main source of inspiration was Ibn Arabi. He wrote Tuhfe-i Bahriyye, because Hasbahçe Inspector Bahrî Hüseyin Efendi asked him for a precious gift at Üsküdar at one of Bursevî’s discourses. The work touches upon the secrets about the name “Hû”, pronunciation of unity of Allah and internal meaning of the name Bahrî. Bursevî requests readers to seize the truths in the work in depths and carry the work with them as much as possible.

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