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...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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...Rumi, Jalal al-din It is usually reported that Muhammad Jalal al-Din was born on September 30, 1207 (6 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 604), in Balkh, Afghanistan, and died on December 17, 1273 (5 Jumada al-Thani 672), in Konya (Iconia), Turkey. However...
...Akşemseddin, also known as Akşeyh, was born in Damascus in 792/1390 and died in Göynük in 863/1459. He was a famous Muslim scholar, Sufi, educator, and physician. Akşemseddin, through his father Hamza, was a descendant of Shihab al-Din...
...The famous Turkish scholar and Sufi Takiyuddin Mehmed b. Pir Ali b. Iskandar al-Rumi al- Birgivi Birgivi was born in Balıkesir. After completing his early education in his hometown, he went to Istanbul where he studied with the famous...
...Considered by many to be the patron saint of Turks, the “Pir-i Turkistan” Hoca Ahmed Yesevi Yesevi was born in Sayram, Turkistan. His father Shaykh Ibrahim was a scholar of some repute. He received his spiritual education under a certain...