Zeynep Hatun
Turkey (15th Century) Timeline
Muslim / Sufi

Poems by Zeynep Hatun
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Zeynep Hatun was one of the first significant women voices of Ottoman poetry. She apparently wrote a Diwan (a collection of poetry) which has been lost. The limited knowledge we have of her writing and life comes to us through mention in two sources, one written by the poet Latifi, and the other by the poet Asik Celebi. They disagree on the place of her birth, but both agree that she lived in Istanbul.

In Camille Helminski's modern book, Women of Sufism, we are told that:

"...Zeynep Hatun [was] one of the strong women of Sufism around whom people have gathered for light and guidance in the Ankara region of Turkey for many years..."

Poems by Zeynep Hatun

Recommended Books: Zeynep Hatun

This Dance of Bliss: Ecstatic Poetry from Around the World Women of Sufism: A Hidden Treasure - Writings and Stories of Mystics Poets, Scholars & Saints

Related Links

Istanbul Kadin Muzesi - Zenep Hatun

One of the few sites in English with information about Zeynep Hatun. Short biography and poem examples.
Zeynep Hatun