Khoja Ahmad Yasawi has been a great
influence on Turkic World as well as on Turkmenistan. One can see this influence both in
the folklore and classical poetry of Turkmens.
Ahmad Yasawi has an important place in
scientific and cultural progress of Turkmenistan. Hakim Ata, Gezli Ata, Kochkar Ata and
other dervishes of Ahmad Yasawi have had also great service in this progress.
The great personality of Ahmad Yasawi is
noticed also in the folk epics and tales, for instance in Turkmen tales on Dede Korkut.
The history and spiritual mission of Ahmad
Yasawi from Turkestan was hidden from Turkmen people in the Soviet Union. After earning
independence, Turkmen researches begin again to put forward the values of Ahmad Yasawi