Mevlana according to Tâhirul-Mevlevi’s Hilye
Neslihan KOÇ KESKİN
Keywords: Hilye,Hilye-i Mevlana,Mevlana,Tâhiru'l-Mevlevi,Hilye-i Hazret-i Mevlana
Hilye has several meanings like "ornament, decoration, to qualify, creation, duplicate, quality" rising from the features and sayings of the Prophet in the Arab literature and is the name given as a literary term to the works that describe the physical and psychological features of the Prophet Mohammed. It is also called as hilye-i saadet, hilye-i şerif and hilye-i nebeviye. Hilye type is written for the Prophet Mohammed and the other Prophets, the Four Caliphs, Aşere-i Mübeşşere and the great religious priors. The affection and respect shown to Mevlânâ Celâleddîn-i Rûmî (1207-1273), the great mystic who got together with the readers through his works, brought out another type of hilye written by the poets like Lütfî Çelebi (d.1737), Ali Rızâ Efendi (d.1905), Tâhirü'l-Mevlevî (1877-1951). In our Hilye-i Mevlânâ article, by studying Tâhirü'l-Mevlevî's Hilye-i Mübâreke-i Mevlânâ in terms of form and content, the features of Mevlânâ are compared with the information in the resources. At the end of our article, the facsimile copy in Konya Mevlânâ Museum and the translation of the work consisting 197 couplets are presented reciprocally.