TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.4, ss.19-50, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this article, we studied how the Sufi Self develops according to Mustafa Kamal al-Din Bakri (m. 1162/1749), a prominent sufi who was raised under the Khalwatiyya-Shabaniyya tradition. The development of the sufi self relates to the transformation of the person's inner life through climbing spiritual stages of sufi life and their influence on the person's identity and personality. In the introduction, we briefly studied self-development according to psychology and sufism, then analyzed the notion of self-development according to our author. The sufi's view of sufi self-development is being considered under three major aspects: the relationship between exoterism and esoterism, struggles and Sufi exercises, relationship between guide and disciple.