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Aḥmad Rāsim
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, Turkish writer, b. 1864 in Sari̊güzel or Sari̊gez, a quarter of Fātiḥ, Istanbul, d. 21 Sept. 1932 in the island of Heybeliada and buried there. In early life he lost his father Bahā al-Dīn, who belonged to the family of Mentes̲h̲-og̲h̲lu from Cyprus, and was brought up by his mother. From 1292/1875 to 1300/1882-3 he attended the school Dār ül-S̲h̲afaḳa in Istanbul, where he was attracted to art and literature and decided to become a writer; and to this profession (or, as he himself calls it, “the Sublime Porte Road”, Bāb-i ʿĀlī Ḏj̲addesi ) he remained faithful throughout all later po…

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Björkman, W., “Aḥmad Rāsim”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0421>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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