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...Ferit Kam was born in Istanbul in 1280/1864 and died in Ankara in 1363/1944. Kam’s father Ahmet Muhtar Paşa was a military physician, and his grandfather Sadık Efendi was a retired scribe at the military council. His maternal father...
...A. Avni Konuk, one of the last great Turkish commentators on Rumi and Ibn al-‘Arabi , was born in 1871. He received his law degree in 1898. He worked as a legal consultant in various government positions. He retired from his position...
...Dawud al-Kayseri was born in Kayseri (Turkey) around 658/1260 and died in İznik on 2 Safar 751/on March 11, 1350. He was a prominent Ottoman thinker and Sufi as well as a scholar. We know little about his family. But we know that he first...
...Çelebi, Katib Mustafa ibn ‘Abdullah Katib Çelebi, who is also known as Hacı Kalfa (Hajji Khalifa), was born in Istanbul on Dhu’l-Qadah 1017/February 1609 and died in the same city on 27 Dhu’l-Hijja 1067/October 6, 1657. He was a historian...
...‘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...
...Mahmud b. Fadl Allah b. Mahmud, known more commonly by his penname “Hüdayi,” was born in Koçhisar. Virtually nothing is known about his early life. He was trained in the traditional sciences and initiated into Sufism. He became a deputy...
...al-Maqassari, Muhammad al-Malati, Abu’l-Husayn Abu’l-Husayn Muhammad b. Ahmad ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Malati was born at Malatya, a city in the southern part of modern Turkey. His date of birth is unknown. He died at ‘Asqalan in 337/987, hence...
...The Ottoman scholar, Sufi, poet, calligrapher, and musician İsmail Hakkı Bursevi Bursevi Rumi, Jalal al-din Qunawi, Sadr al-Din ibn al-‘Arabi, Muhyiddin was a famous shaykh of the Jalwatiyyah order founded by the shaykh Üftade and Aziz...
...Mehmed Raghib Pasha Raghib Pasha was born in Istanbul in 1111/1699 and died in the same city on 24 Ramadan 1176/April 8, 1763. He was a great statesman, an eminent scholar, a renowned poet, and a distinguished political thinker...
...Gelenbevi, Ismail İsmail Gelenbevi, who also referred to himself by the nickname Şeyhzade, was born in Gelenbe, Manisa, in 1143/1730 and died in Mora, Yenişehir, in 1204/1790. He was a famous Ottoman mathematician and a scholar...