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Hacibektas Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 13 photos

A deep philosophy lies here

Now, I am a pilgrim, because this place is a destination of a religious travel for a sect of Islam. The town is named after Haci Bektas-i Veli (1209-1271) (Haci means pilgrim), a respectable religious man and a philosopher who lived in the same era with Mevlana (1207-1273). His doctrines from 13th century are very similar to the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Strange thing is declaration was written in 20th century.
Followers of Haci Bektas are called as Bektasi and the path they “walk” is Bektashism. They were honored by Sultans; they have strong ties with Janissary (Yeniceri) forces. Many Bektashis joined wars with Ottoman Army. One of them was Gul Baba. He died in Budapest, his tomb is there, open visits.

Bektashi philosophy

Above, Haci Bektas' rules in English, below Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
They are together on the wall of the second court od Haci Bektas Museum.

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  • Pros:Philosophy and history
  • Last visit to Hacibektas: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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