Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, Meḥmed b. Muṣṭafā al-Wānī, a famous Ottoman jurist in the time of Murād III (982—1003 = 1574—1595) who especially distinguished himself in the field of fiḳh, lexicography and literature. Born in Wān, he acted in a number of towns (Constantinople, Rhodes, Manissa, Salonika, Amasia, Kutahia, Yenis̲h̲ehir) as müderris, ḳāḍī and mollā and died in 1000 (1591—1592) as mollā of Medīna, to which he had come in 998 (1590) in succession to Suʿūdī. In his long period of 30 years’ service, he displayed great activity in writing and translating. His principal work is the translation of the Ṣaḥāḥ or Ṣiḥā…

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Menzel, Th., “Wānḳūli̊”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5957>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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