SHARH-I GULSHAN-I RAZ
Dr. Necdet Tosun
Marmara University-Ilahiyat Faculty
In Ottoman period many Sufis, especially Naqshbandis and Mawlavis have authored books in Persian. In this essay, these works were divided into four groups as “Persian Dictionaries, Persian Grammar Books, Original Authored Persian Books and Persian Commentaries” and some examples were given. In addition, further information on Baba Ni‘matullah Nakhjivani and his Sharh-i Gulshan-i Raz was given. Persian works written by Ottoman Sufis are mostly on Sufism. These Sufis, by writing Persian works, made both important contribution to Persian literature and constructed a bridge between Turkish and Persian cultures.