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Ebussuud Efendi
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Ebussuud ibn Muhammad ibn Mustafa el-İmâd, Hoca Çelebi

Date of Birth: 30 December 1490

Place of Birth: Istanbul, Meteris (Mudarris) village

Date of Death: 23 August 1574

Place of Death: Istanbul, Eyüp District


Ebussuud Efendi, also known as Hoca Çelebi, was one of the most distinguished and celebrated Ottoman Ḥanafī scholars. He served as a müderris (teacher) a kadı (judge), a kazasker (military judge) and şeyhülislâm (head of…

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Kermeli, Eugenia, “Ebussuud Efendi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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