The traditional religious groups within the modernisation process: The case of Iskenderpasha community


Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: SELİM SÖZER

Supervisor: Vejdi Bilgin

Abstract:

It is known that modernity has been formed after a series of mind processes of the West and that the resultant new generation has upset all lives. It is expressed that modernity is the origin of the Enlightenment, and that changes in the fashion of its own are the result of different modernities.it is known that modernity has been formed after a series of mind processes of the West and that the resultant new gene-ration has topsyturvy all lives. It is expressed that modernity is the origin of the En-lightenment, and that changes in the fashion of its own are the result of different modernities. Although the style of this modernization presents differences over time, Tur-key modernization in society, institutions and individuals from this modern thought are affected one way or another. It is apparent that religious groups such as sects and congregations and those within these groups are involved in the modernization pro-cess. Within these religious groups, a separate parenthesis should be opened for Naqshbandi. Turkey's most widespread and effective operating in the Naqshbandi sect, Of course, the Iskenderpaşa congregation, which operates in the Naqshbandi community, has also gotten grant from the modernization. Modernity began to infect the Tanzimat period in Turkey and in later eras within a certain period until sect do not experience any signs of modernization. till after the appointment of M. Zahid Kotku to the Fatih İskenderpaşa Mosque and then to the process after the İskenderpaşa Jamaat's reception. We can not talk about mo-dernization in the period of Kotku. The successor Esad Coşan period after Kotku corresponds to a blend of traditional and modern. Then came the son Nureddin Co-san period that Turkey experienced as parallel processes that dominate the modern and post modern elements, it can be seen as a stage where traditional relations, pat-tern, understanding and rituals are abandoned. We can say there will not be a return. But we can also state that it is unclear whether or not the order will create a new form and mentality of its own which the spiritual needs of the people can fulfill the duties of satisfying and good human development.