Münīf Pas̲h̲a
(635 words)

Meḥemmed Ṭāhir , prominent Ottoman statesman and educational reformer of the Tanẓīmāt [q.v.] era.

He was born into an ʿulamāʾ family in ʿAyinṭāb (Gaziantep, south-eastern Turkey) in 1828-9 (1830, according to İbrahim Alâettin Gôvsa), and received a traditional medrese education in his home town, in Cairo and in Damascus. Entering the Ottoman civil service as a clerk in the Damascus Provincial Council, Münīf went on to Istanbul in 1852 and was employed as Persian and Arabic translator in the Translation Bureau ( Terd̲j̲üme Odasi̊ ) of the Sublime Porte, the nursery of Ottoman r…

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Mango, A.J., “Münīf Pas̲h̲a”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5514>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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