Russian-language text and English translation of the biography of Shaykh Sa‘id Afandi of Chirkey.
Global commentary of the three biographies presented in parts 1 through 3.
Transcription, translation and commentary of the undated autographic manuscript entitled ‘Draft of the Diwan of Poems by Damulla Iskandar Bidaki Qarategini’.
Translation of an excerpt of the book ‘The Barefoot Saint’ by Kujtim Ahmataj (2008), a collection of testimonies seeking to illustrate the sanctity of Ahmet Myftar, the author’s uncle and head of the Albanian Bektashi community, a Sufi brotherhood which acquired the status of an independent religious community in the aftermath of WWII.
Latin Transcription Gawhar-i baḥr-i faṣāḥat partaw, aḫtar-i balāġat, ṣāḥib-i iršād-i niyābat yaʿnī ḥażrat-i Īšān ʿAzīz Ḫwāja ibn-i Mullā Muḥammad-Nabī Ḫwāja wa wālida-yi īšān Bībī Ḥurr al-Nisa bint-i Īšān Sayyid Mīrzā Ḫwāja būda ki...
The period following the collapse of the Soviet Union can in many respects be viewed as a golden age for the composition and circulation of Islamic hagiographies. While as a compositional genre hagiography above...