The history of Islam “Hulefâ-Râşidîn” known as, the transfer of the four Caliphs; Prophet Muhammed's death covers the thirty-year period. During this period, Muhammad's friends during his prophecy, believing in himself; Abu Bakr, Omar, Osman and Ali have done the caliphate. In this study, a written work titled "Story” which is registered in Süleymaniye Library Special 130 an and consisting of 23 pages in total, will be evaluated. The aim of the study is to explain the functions of the stories about the four caliphs. The motifs in the text were examined according to the book called Index Motif Index of Folk Literature ere by S. Thompson. The paper is described in the context of P. Burke's understanding of culture, which deals with social diversity. The content structure of the work is evaluated within the framework of the “Submergence of the Distinguished Culture” one of the written works centered folklore theories. At the end of the study, the first transcription letter of the manuscript which has been read and read has been given. Menqabes provide the transfer of Islamic knowledge through oral and written culture. In this context, the issue is important in terms of showing the sanctity attributed to Islamic values in Turkish culture.


Four Caliphs, Folk Culture, Menqabe, P. Burke

Author : Nursel UYANIKER
Number of pages: 25-41
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Diyalektolog - Ulusal Hakemli Sosyal Arastirmalar Dergisi
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