Who Was Haje Bayram Veli ?

The primary life

Haje Bayram was alive from 1352 to 1430. His real name was Numan, during Eid-ul-Adha (Turkish language called Qurban Bairami) he changed it to Bayram after meeting his spiritual leader Somanju Baba.
Haje Bayram was born in a small village in Ankara Province and became a scholar of Islam. His life changed after receiving instructions from Shaikh Hamidood-Din-e Wali from Tasauf in Qaisari city, who was actually the Murshid of one of the Safaviya Tariqa Sheikh Khoza Ala Ad-Din Ali.

Hajj Bayram Mosque Ankara

Pilgrimage and the foundation of its command
The two mysticists, Shaikh Hamid-Din-e Wali (Somanju Baba) and Haje Byram, were living in Bursa city when they performed Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) together. Hamid-Din-i Wali continues to teach Sufism in this holy journey. In 1412, Shaikh Hamidood-Din died by giving his authority to Haje Bayram Wali, who returned to Ankara as a Sheikh (leader) called Bayrami.


He built a Darbesh lodge in Ankara where his tomb and mosque stands today. People would come to be there and learn about Sufism. This ideology became popular with the successful education of Bayram.
Akshemsaddin and Haji Byram. His rise in ideals and popularity disturbed some local authorities; they expressed their concern to Ottoman Sultan II Murad, Sultan Murad called Haje Bayram in Adiron (the capital of the then Ottoman Empire). The Sultan wanted to know about this ideology, doctrine and patriotism. At this time Anatolia had many independent Turkish groups with little unity.


Haje Bayram took another scholar, his Murid Akshemsaddin (Aq-Shamsuddin) (Ak in Turkish means pure white), went to Adiron to meet the Sultan. Murad soon realized that the allegations against Bayram were mere rumors and Haje Bayram and Akshemseddin stayed for a while in Adiron, and presented their speech in the Sultan’s court. He had more personal consultation with the Sultan where they discussed world, life and future.
The Sultan was particularly concerned about the victory of Constantinopol in the Byzentine capital that the Islamic army struggled to win without success. Sultan Hajj asked Bayram directly, “Who will conquer the city? ” In reply: “You can’t do it Sultan. But this child (Sultan’s son) can.

Tomb of Haje Bayram Valley

You and I will not live in that victory. But my student will remain Akshemseddin. Haji Bayram requests his student Aksemseddin to be a teacher of Child Mehmed and Sultan Murad agrees. Haji Bayram made several more trips to Adiron until he died in Ankara in 1430, his leadership went to Akshemseddin’s hands. His tomb and the mosque named after it are still in Ankara.

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