Esʿad Efendi, Meḥmed
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(1096/1685-1166/ 1753), Ottoman S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Islām, son of the S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Islām Abū Isḥāḳ Ismāʿīl Efendi and brother of the S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Islām Isḥāḳ Efendi, after holding various posts as müderris was appointed ḳāḍī of Selānik and later (Muḥarram 1147/June 1734) of Mecca. As ḳāḍī of the army from 1150/1737 he distinguished himself in the operations against Austria and was one of the Ottoman negotiators of the Treaty of Belgrade. Appointed ḳāḍīʿasker of Rūmeli for two short periods from Muḥarram 1157/ March 1744 and S̲h̲awwāl 1159/October 1746, on 24 Rad̲j̲a…

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Baysun, M. Cavid, “Esʿad Efendi, Meḥmed”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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