Ḥusayn Efendi, known as Ḏj̲ind̲j̲i K̲h̲od̲j̲a
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, preceptor and favourite of the Ottoman Sultan Ibrāhīm [q.v.], was born at Zaʿfarānborli̊si̊ (Safranbolu, now a kaza of the vilâyet of Zonguldak), the son of a certain S̲h̲eyk̲h̲ Meḥmed, son of S̲h̲eyk̲h̲ Ibrāhīm; he claimed to be descended from Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Ḳonewī [q.v.]. He came to Istanbul and entered one of the medrese s of the Süleymāniyye, supporting himself by practising sorcery, which he had learned from his father at Safranbolu; this gained him the nickname Ḏj̲ind̲j̲i (“sorcerer”). He was not an able student, but he more than compensat…

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Orhonlu, Cengiz, “Ḥusayn Efendi, known as Ḏj̲ind̲j̲i K̲h̲od̲j̲a”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2985>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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