Beauty and Love (Hüsn ü Aşk) is an Ottoman Turkish verse romance written in 1783 by Sheikh Galip, who was the head of an influential Istanbul center of Rumi's order of whirling dervishes. Sheikh Galip is considered one of the greatest Ottoman poets.  His personal mystical experience and gift of imagination created the astonishing love story of Beauty and Love (the names of the two main characters), which is described “as an innovative interpretation of the Islamic love tale as a story of the action of God's qualities in the world” by Victoria R. Holbrook, who recently translated the text into English  It is not only Sheikh Galip’s greatest work, but also one of the acknowledged masterpieces of Islamic mystic poetry and the last great mystical romance of the Ottoman tradition.