This translation of the Maqalat is an important contribution to the study of Islamic mysticism which has blossomed in the West under the general rubric of Sufism. But the lack of sources has resulted in Turkish forms of Sufism being neglected. This publication takes a great step forward in resolving that difficulty. There is probably no Turkish writing in the field of Islamic mysticism that is more fundamental, more historically influential, and more needed to round out the information existing in the English language. Therefore, this work will fill a major gap in the field.