Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Wahbī
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, a Turkish poet, usually called Saiyid Wahbī to distinguish him from Sünbülzāde Wahbī [q. v.]. He was a contemporary of Nedīm and like him a native of Stambul. His father Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ī Aḥmed, the kiaya of Imāmzāde, Ḳāḍī of Yenis̲h̲ehir, claimed to be descended from the Prophet through a certain Ḥusām al-Dīn. After the latter, his son Ḥusain, our poet, was at first given the nisba Ḥusāmī but then, on the suggestion of Aḥmed Nailī, the man of letters, given instead the nisba Wahbī, since it was a gift of God (wehb) that he combined in himself descent from the Prophet (saiyidlik) with the gift of p…

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Björkman, W., “Wahbī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5937>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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