Inscribing the Şa<sup>ʿ</sup>bâniye Order Onto Kastamonu’s Landscape

John J. Curry

in The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748639236
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653225 | DOI:
Inscribing the Şaʿbâniye Order Onto Kastamonu’s Landscape

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This chapter discusses the growing prominence of the Sa'Baniye order onto the Kastamonu region. The prominence of the Sa'Baniye order was due to the Menākib's success among its audience in the Kastamonu region. The spread of Fu'ādī's hagiography not only consolidated the order at the time when a new generation of followers that were increasingly distanced from its subject emerged, but the Menākib also created an impact which resonated far beyond the Sa'Baniye order. In addition, the growing acclaim for the Menākib also led to attempts to transform the burial place of Sa'bān-I Velī into a fully fledged Sufi institution. This infrastructure building further swelled the order's following, which required more educational initiatives to prepare the order for the growing challenges that emerged during a religiously and politically turbulent eleventh/seventeenth century.

Keywords: Sa'Baniye oder; Kastamonu; Menākib; Fu'ādī's hagiography; Sa'bān-I Velī; Sufi

Chapter.  21791 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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