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Galip Şeyh
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Şeyh Galip (Shaykh Ghālib) Dede, whose given name was Mehmed Esat (Meḥmed Esʿad), was an Ottoman poet and Mevlevi (Mawlawī) şeyh born in Istanbul, most likely around 1171/1757 (judging from the chronograms cezbetullah (cezbetullāh) and eser-i aşk (ether-i ʿaşq) in contemporary Ottoman sources). His father was Mustafa Reşid (Muṣṭafā Reşīd) Efendi (d. 1219/1804), a dervish in the Mevlevi order, with Melami (Melāmī) affiliations, and his mother was Emine Hanım (Emīne Khanım, d. 1209/1794).

Galip received no formal schooling but was primarily educated in his father’s hou…

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Arı, Ahmet, “Galip Şeyh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27366>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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