By Tord Olsson
Within the emerging momentum for brand spanking new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have additionally emerged at the scene, difficult due popularity. during this method a few dramatic occasions have served as vital milestones: the clashes among Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. much less evocative, yet in the end extra major, has been the emerging curiosity in Alevi folklore and non secular practices. Questions have additionally arisen as to what this department of Islamic heterodoxy represents by way of outdated and new identities. during this booklet, those questions are addressed by means of essentially the most fashionable students within the box.
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Hamzeh’ee 1990, with further bibliographical references. 25 Cf. Clayer 1990; Georgieva 1991; Mikov 1994. 26 The contributions have only recently been published, cf. Popovic/Veinstein 1995. 27 Published in Osmanlı Araştırmaları (Journal of Ottoman Studies) vol. 14 (1994). 28 Kehl-Bodrogi et al. (1997). Furthermore cf. Gaborieau et al. 1990; Popovic/Veinstein 1986. 29 See contributions in this volume. g. Trix 1995. Academic and journalistic publications 37 knowledge, and lived in urban Alevi and Bektashi milieus.
At the same time, we can take this as evidence of the strict reserve that the rural Alevi seemed to have practiced not only towards Sunni Muslims, but towards any kind of “outsiders”. g. the visiting of holy places, whether the graves of holy men or just some prominent trees, stones or fountains). He lists the Kızılbaş and Bektashi groups and localizes their sanctuaries. Müller (1967)16 often been biased by the desire to trace vestiges of Christianity or the heritage of antiquity in heterodox Islamic groups as in folk Islam generally.
Whilst it is important to realise that individual villagers vary to the degree with which they elucidate these matters, the dede teach that there are four ways to God: şeriat, tarikat, marifet and hakikat. A person may pass through one stage on an individual progression to God, going from the şeriat to the tarikat level (where most Alevi are said to be) to marifet, and finally to hakikat, when a person is at one with God. At this last stage, the physical properties of this world no longer become an impediment.
Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives (Transactions (Svenska Forskningsinstitutet I Istanbul), V. 8.) by Tord Olsson