Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, Aḥmad, an Ottoman poet, born in Stambul, the son of a judge named Muḥammad Bey who had come from Merzifun, His grandfather (according to Gibb, H. O. P., iv. 30) was a military judge named Muṣṭafā. Aḥmad Rafīḳ mentions as his great-grandfather Ḳara-Čelebi-zāde [q. v.] Maḥmūd Efendi who also was a military judge. The genealogy given by Aḥmad Rafīḳ is however wrong because he confuses Ḳaramānī Muḥammad Pas̲h̲a [q. v.] with Rūm Muḥammad Pas̲h̲a. The statement that Aḥmad Nadīm is descended from Ḏj̲alāl al-Dīn is therefore simply the result of confusion. Little is known of his life. He was a müderr…

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Babinger, Franz, “Nadīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3383>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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