Ahmad Yasawi (1103–1166) was the earliest known Turkish poet and Sufi. He founded the first Turkic Sufi order, the Yasawiyya or Yeseviye, which spread rapidly throughout the Turkic-speaking region.
In this short 2004 documentary, the mausoleum of a famous Sufi saint, Khoja Ahmed Yassawi (1093-1166), in Turkestan / Kazakhstan (Central Asia) is presented in all its splendour and delicacy. Kazakhstan is deeply coined by nomadic culture.
Ahmad Yasawī and the Yasawī tradition are esteemed ubiquitously by mainstream scholars of Islam, Sūfism and Turkish literature, revered by large numbers of people in the Turkish cultural sphere, and are considered by many to be an important historical aspect of the Turkish spiritual-religious...
Since our people have suffered under Russian colony nearly for about a century, we were remote from our history, literature, cultural heritage, and from religious beliefs, so we had to get education and knowledge within the framework of the Soviet Union and Communist ideology.