Assoc. Prof. Mardin Artuklu University Faculty of Literature,
Departmant of Kurdish Language and Literature, Mardin, Turkey
Sheikh Muhyedin Heni (about 1897) is one of the most prominent poet of the period of after principality. His literary background, like most poets of that period, is based on Khalidy branch of Nakhsibendi sect. Because his father was a sheikh of the branch of Khalidy in Hênî. Sheikh Muhyeddin, whose pen names are Sa’i and Heqi, wrote classical poem on the road of Melayi Ciziri, he also wrote an independent poem on foods. On that period, a movement of writing poems contents of which were foods was emerged in Hênî and Aqtepe. As far as known, Sheikh Muhyeddin Heni is the sole classical poem who write an independent literary artifact on that issue. Because of the fact that the secular content are limited in the classical Kurdish poem, this work of Sheikh have a special place. That work which contains 20 group and 130 sort of foods, in a literary way presents the Kurdish kitchen of the period of the writer, their recipies and menus. In this aspect, that work can be seen as a futuristic work.
Keywords: Sheikh Muhyedin Heni, Khalidiyyah, simatiyyah, food.