Get Your Premium Membership

Ahmet Yesevi Biography | Poet

Photo of Ahmet Yesevi

Khoja Ahmat Ysawi (Uzbek : Xoja Ahmad Yasaviy ; Kazakh : , also spelled Ahmad Yasawi, Ahmet Yasevi, Ahmed Yesevi or Ata Yesevi ) (born in Sayram in 1093, and died in 1166 in Hazrat-e Turkestan, both cities now in Kazakhstan), was a Turkic poet and Sufi (Muslim mystic), an early mystic who exerted a powerful influence on the development of mystical orders throughout the Turkic-speaking world. Yasavi is currently the earliest known Turkic poet who composed poetry in a Turkic dialect. Ahmed Yesevi was a pioneer of popular mysticism, founded the first Turkic tariqah (order), the Yasaviyya (Yeseviye), which very quickly spread over the Turkic-speaking areas.

Ahmet Yesevi: Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes