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Fuḍūlī
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, Muḥammad b. Sulaymān (885 ?-963/1480?-1556), (in Turkish Fuzūlī) one of the most illustrious authors of Classical Turkish literature. He was born in ʿIrāḳ at the time of the Aḳ-Ḳoyunlu (White Sheep Dynasty) domination, probably at Karbalā, although Bag̲h̲dād, Ḥilla, Nad̲j̲af, Kirkūk, Manzil and Hīt are also mentioned as his birthplace. It is reported on uncertain authority that his father was muftī of Ḥilla, that he was taught by one Raḥmat Allāh, that he first took to poetry when he fell in love with this teacher’s daughter and that his literary taste …

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Karahan, Abdülkadir, “Fuḍūlī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2398>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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