Niyaz: Beni Beni "Beni Beni" - Turkish poetry by Asik Dertli (18th century). This is a traditional melody from the Maras region in Turkey set to the sacred poetry of Ashik Dertli who was an Alevi-Bektashi folk minstrel. Alevism.Bektashism is a Sufi tradition which is based on the reality is to be one with God. In this poem Ashik Dertli is conversing with about his existence in this world. He speaks of how all creation has emerged from him yet much turmoil has been created for his soul.