Metinlerle günümüz tasavvuf hareketleri [Contemporary sufi movements through texts], by Mustafa Kara
Metinlerle Günümüz Tasavvuf Hareketleri [Contemporary Sufi Movements Through Texts], by Mustafa Kara, (Istanbul: Dergâh Yayıncılık, 2002), 613 pp., ISBN: 9756611251. (First paragraph) Despite its general title, Mustafa Kara´s book offers the story of Sufism and Sufi orders (tarīqas/turuq) during the nearly 150 years from Tanẓīmāt (1839, Ottoman Reform Movement, literally re-organization) to the last decade of the 20th century. The First and Second Constitutional Periods as well as the Republican Period, though the year 1925 (and the ban on Sufi orders) are of central importance. Although the book focuses mostly on Istanbul and its surroundings it occasionally sheds light on Sufi movements in Sofia, Crete, Cairo, Baghdad, Baku and Crimea.