Otman Baba

Otman Baba (c. 1378 – 8 Receb 1478) was a 15th-century dervish who traveled throughout the Ottoman Empire, acquiring a following among heterodox Muslims in Bulgaria after 1445 that has developed into his veneration as a saint. After Otman Baba's death, a pilgrimage complex grew around his grave in the present-day Bulgarian village of Teketo, which was made a museum during communism. The hagiography of Otman Baba, written by his disciple Küçük Abdal and regarded by his followers as a canonical text, maintains that Otman Baba performed miracles that proved his superiority to other dervishes and Ottoman authorities, particularly Sultan Mehmed II. Straying from orthodox Islamic tenets, Otman Baba asserted his unity with God and his mastery of divine secrets—as the embodiment of monotheistic religious figures such as Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses.

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... Although Otman Baba had rejected Mehmed II’s offers to build him a tekke, the mystic's followers developed a cult complex around his grave, located at the southeastern part of the Hızırilyas ... Gramatikova notes, however, that in 1492 Sultan Bayezid II blamed Otman Baba’s followers in Thrace for an assassination attempt on him and ordered ... Nevertheless, the complex became a pilgrimage site for Otman Baba’s followers, Muslim locals, and the Roma—who, according to Ottoman documents, have venerated the türbe ...