Shumnulu Hafiz Hilmi Efendi's Work of Turkish Tajwid in Verse Zafar


CUMHURIYET ILAHIYAT DERGISI-CUMHURIYET THEOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.24, no.1, pp.519-538, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18505/cuid.698712
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, ATLA Religion Database, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-538


As in the Arab and Persian literatures, many works have been written on the education and teaching of tajwid, which provides the correct reading of the Qur'an in Islamic Turkish Literature. Works on this subject were written generally as prose. Besides, some of these works were written in verse style because of practical benefits in education. In this context, the work named Zafar written by Shumnulu Hilmi Efendi (d. 1200/1785-86), which is one of the poetical tajwids that has not been studied enough, is one of the works that can be evaluated under a separate title within religious literaty genres such as forty hadith, 'aqa'idname and shurat al-salat (pillars or prayer). This study primarily deals with Hilmi Efendi's tajwid of verse in Turkish, named Zafar, with form and content analysis. The aim of the study is to give information about Hilmi Efendi, based on his works and to reveal the text of the work named Zafar, which has been transcribed. The importance of the study stems from the fact that it will introduce the first Turkish tajwid written in verse as far as it has been identified and the master of qiraatpoet author who can be accepted as the founder of this genre.