Investigation of Qabusnama in Terms of Words of Advice related to Child's Education

GELİŞLİ Y. , Kazykhankyzy L.

BILIG, no.97, pp.177-200, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 97
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : BILIG
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-200


The aim of this study is to examine the book Qabusnama in terms of advice to children. The qualitative research design was implemented in this article. The data were collected through document analysis and descriptive analysis technique was used to analyze the data. In the result of (descriptive) analysis it was found a great number of advice in the work related to education, science, knowledge and ignorance, skills, justice, good and evil, solidarity, work, friendship, personality and character, lying, good words and table manners. Advices are divided into sections; some sections are created directly with the name of the advices. The author first gave advice to his son, and then supported these advices by exemplifying the verses, hadiths, words of the ancestors' and short stories. He puts special attention to the problem of teaching younger generation to all these necessary life skills and values. In addition, Keykavus says that human beings should possess characteristics such as knowledge, honesty, generosity, to keep religious values in words and behavior, not to hurt people and to be able to see the power of people. Therefore, Qabusnama still remains one of the important books in terms of giving advice to children and the values contained in the Qabusnama are important today.