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...Muhammad ‘Abdu was born in 1849 in Lower Egypt and received a traditional religious education at home, in Tanta, and finally at al-Azhar in Cairo, starting in 1866. In his early years of higher education he was attracted to mysticism...
...Hayrullah Efendi Hayrullah Efendi was a physician, historian, and statesman. His father Abdulhak Molla (1786–1853) was also a famous physician. He completed his medical training in 1843, and took a number of government positions...
...‘Abbas Mahmoud al-‘Aqqad al-‘Aqqad was a writer, poet, historian, philosopher, journalist, and translator. He was an energetic nationalist and saw himself very much as the conscience of Egypt, then dominated by the British. Al-‘Aqqad...
...The most outspoken positivist of his generation of Ottoman intellectuals, Cevdet, probably of Kurdish origin, was born in Arapkir, Turkey. He received his education in medicine but became a prolific writer at a relatively young age. He...
...The pan-Islamist thinker and the poet of the Turkish national anthem Mehmet Akif Ersoy Mehmet Akif Ersoy was born in Fatih, Istanbul. He received his early education in Fatih and learned Arabic and Persian. In addition to traditional...
...Gaspιralι, Ismail al-Afghani ʿAbdu The famous Turkish intellectual, political activist, and educationist of czarist Russia, Gaspıralı (also known by the Russian version of his name, Gasprinski), was born in Bahçesaray, Crimea. He...
...The Ottoman statesman and thinker Mehmed Said Halim Paşa was born in Cairo, Egypt. He was a descendant of the famous Egyptian ruler Mehmed Ali Pasha. His father Halim Paşa was a vizier in the Ottoman Empire. He received a good education...
...Günaltay, M. Şemseddin Günaltay was born in Erzincan, Turkey. He received his early education in Istanbul and went to Switzerland to do research in natural history. In 1914 he joined the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Istanbul, and became...
...Husayn, Taha Taha Husayn is best known for his contribution to Arabic literature, but he was a significant philosophical thinker also. Born in upper Egypt in 1889, from the age of two he went blind. He memorized the Qur’an and went to Cairo...
...‘Abdullatif Harputi was born in Harput in 1258/1842 and died in Istanbul on 16 Şevval 1334/August 16, 1916. He was an Ottoman scholar who belonged to the New Science of Kalam (Yeni İlm-i Kelam) movement. Apart from the information that his...