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Ḥājjī Khalīfa
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Ḥājjī Khalīfa, Muṣṭafā b. ʿAbd Allāh Ikinjī, known in Turkish as Kātib Çelebi, was a prominent 11th/17th-century Ottoman Turkish scholar, historian, belletrist, biographer, philosopher, geographer and bibliographer, who also wrote in Arabic (Karaalioğlu, 314; Subḥānī, 11; Muḥaddith, 10; al-Ziriklī, 7/236; Hammer-Purgstall, 2/248).

There are two autobiographical accounts, covering two different periods of his life, these are found at the end of the first part of Sullam al-wuṣūl and in the khātima (conclusion) of Mizan ul-hakk (Mīzān al-ḥ…

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Yousef Beigbabapour and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥājjī Khalīfa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_041723>
First published online: 2022
First print edition: 20230913

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