Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Waisī
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, properly Uwhis b. Meḥmed, known under his mak̲h̲laṣ of Waisī, a famous Ottoman scholar and poet. Born in 969 (1561—62) in Mas̲h̲ehir, the son of a ḳāḍī named Meḥmed Efendi, he also adopted a legal career. After completing his training in Constantinople with the ʿulemāʾ Ṣāliḥ Efendi and Aḥmad Efendi, he filled a series of important posts in all parts of the Ottoman empire (in Rosetta, Cairo, Aḳ Ḥiṣār, Tire, Alas̲h̲ehir, Seres, Rodosto, Üsküb, Gümüld̲j̲ina) and died in 1037 (1628) in Üsküb, where he filled the office of ḳāḍī seven times, a…

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Menzel, Th., “Waisī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5942>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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