Hadith as a Source of Hodja Ahmet Yesevi Philosophy

Yildirim A.

BILIG, no.80, pp.75-93, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : BILIG
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-93


There are many elements that constitute the system of Hodja Ahmed Yesevi philosophy. Among these elements, which we can categorize as human and religious, the religious side is formed by the Qur'an verses as well as The Hz. hadith of the Prophet(s.a.v.). It is possible to see that the hadiths have decisive influences in the couplets of Divan-i Hikmet. However, it is difficult to say that it has deep knowledge in this subsection regarding the use of hadiths. It is understood that the hadiths are used as inviters rather than traditioners in his works. However, it is possible to see that he is a scholar who appreciates the hadith / sunnah, who internalises it and who accepts it as a source of his philosophy.