After Mevlana's death his pupil Husameddin Çelebi was offered the post. Later it became a tradition to select a post Çelebi among the male members of Mevlana's family. The current Çelebi, Faruk Hemdem is the son of Dr. Çelebi and the 20th great-grandson of Mevlana (22nd generation descendant) and he is the 33rd Çelebi to occupy the post.
The list on the right shows the Çelebis in 20th century only. For a the full list of Çelebis, as well as Mevlana's other direct descendants please see the Mevlana Family Tree.
Çelebis in 20th Century
- The current Çelebi: Faruk Hemdem Çelebi (1950 - )
- Dr. Celaleddin Bakir Çelebi (1926 - 1996)
- M. Bakir Çelebi (1902 - 1944)
- Amil Çelebi (? - ?)
- Bahaaddin Veled Çelebi (Izbudak) (? - 1953)
- Abdulhalim Çelebi (? - 1925)
- Abdulvahit Çelebi (? - 1907)