Historical Accounts of the Halveti Shaykh Bali Efendi of Sofia in a Newly Discovered Vita Dating from the Nineteenth Century. – In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Great Britain, Vol. 12, № 3, July, 2001, pp. 339–353, ISSN 0959-6510 (print), 01/030281-01 (online).
Great Britain, Cambridge
A study of a newly discovered vita of Shaykh Bali Efendi reveals many features typical of hagiographical literature, but a comparison with other sources helps untangle the historical from the mythical. The article points to the reasons for mythologization and suggests that, in its context, this was not only possible but to be expected.
Rumeli, Muslims, tekke, Sunni Islam, Muslim mystical orders, Shaykh Bali Efendi,Shaykh Suleyman Kustendili, Halveti order