Hüseyin Kürşat TÜRKAN
Oracle, which, in a number of dictionaries, means above creation, possibilities and which stands for elements evoking admiration in human beings, is described as a supernatural occurrence seen beyond ordinary events, which god bestows upon His servants who love Him, who sincerely worship Him, and who are also loved by Him. In other words, oracle is extraordinary demeanours which can be observed (or witnessed) in god’s servants, whom we can name as saints, and which are honoured to these people mentioned. One of the important aspects to mind here is not to confuse the terms oracle and miracle, since whereas oracles are properties given to the saints by god, miracles are supernatural situations given also by god but to His prophets. That oracles appearing under the roof of Islam take place in Koran should be known and remembered. Oracles depicted with relation to the wise of religion and saints loved by god, have managed to come up until today with all their richness being passed on from generation to generation through the imagination of the public in oral cultural structure. In fact, oracles are made of narrations which have tried to transfer, sometimes openly and sometimes secretly, the religious structures of the related class. In the article in question, it is going to be focused on the oracles, which the Alevi class, especially the ones living in Hatay, has both read and heard from their religious leaders because of their love, respect and affection towards Ali His Holiness. After Ali’s place in the mentioned class discussed and shortly evaluated, oracles collected about Ali are also going to be discussed andsixteen miracle, it will be evaluated.
Key Words: God, oracles, saint, prophet, Ali, Alevi.