Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Molla Kâbız
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Not much is known about the life and work of Molla Kâbız. He is described in Ottoman chronicles as originating from eastern provinces, specifically Persia. It is unknown whether he held any teaching positions, yet his title ‘Molla’, as well as the data provided by his biographers, suggests he belonged to the Ottoman circles of ulemâ (Üzüm, ‘Molla Kābız’; Ocak, Osmanlı toplumunda, p. 232).

The chronicles further narrate that in ea…

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& Muharrem Kuzey, Lejla Demiri, “Molla Kâbız”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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