Muṣṭafa Pas̲h̲a. Ḳara S̲h̲āhin
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, Ottoman governor ( beylerbeyi ) of Yemen and Egypt in the mid-10th/16th century. A Bosnian recruited through the dews̲h̲irme [q.v.], Muṣṭafā was trained in the inner palace ( enderūn [q.v.]) service and thereafter held a number of minor posts. Although he is said to have gained fame during the Persian campaigns, the claim by the author of Sid̲j̲ill-i ʿOt̲h̲mānī that he was beylerbeyi of Erzurum in 951/1544-5 and, four years later, of Diyār Bakr, and that he subsequently was tutor ( lāla ) to Prince Bāyezīd (d. 969/1561), appears uncorroborated and may be owing to that auth…

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Blackburn, J.R., “Muṣṭafa Pas̲h̲a. Ḳara S̲h̲āhin”, 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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