Rifai order in Albania and Shaikh Ahmed Shkodra

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2016

Thesis Language: Turkish




The subject of this study is the Rifa'i order / tariqa in Albania and Shaykh Ahmed Shkodra. This study is composed of the introduction and three chapters. First and foremost, the introduction explains the purpose, the importance and the method of this research. In the first chapter there is a general analysis and evaluation over Ahmed Rifa'i and the Rifaiyya. This chapter sheds light over the life of the founder of Tariqa, his works and the principles of his path. Then, the second chapter explores the first evidences of the Rifa'i Tariqa in Albania. Furthermore this chapter illustrates the lives and the lodges of ten rifa'i shaykhs. Finally, the third chapter gives an extensive analysis over the life, approach and the work of Shaykh Ahmed Shkodra. Three of his works are composed and presented as poems. In this regard, an overall interpretation of these poems has been suggested.