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Derviş Ali Nakşibendî
(230 words)

İncilî; Ali ibn el-Yunânî

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, presumably early-mid 18th century

Place of Death: Unknown


The familiarity of Derviş Ali Nakşibendî, also known as İncilî and Ali ibn el-Yunânî (MS Fatih 30, fol. 22v), with the Bible —as he often quotes from it in Greek— indicates that he was a Christian convert to Islam. Likewise, his name and his…

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Avcı, Betül, “Derviş Ali Nakşibendî”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>

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