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Kafzade Faizi
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Kafzade Faizi (Qāfzāde Fāʾiḍī, 998–1031/1589–1622) was an Ottoman poet, judge, and scholar who was active in his hometown Istanbul. His real name was Abdülhay (ʿAbd al-Ḥayy), his pen name was Faizi, and Kafzade was his cognomen inherited from his paternal grandfather. His family was one of the most well-known and well-established Istanbulite ulema (ʿulemā) families of the period. Faizi’s mother was the granddaughter of Şeyhülislam Ebussuud Efendi (Shaykh al-Islām Abū l-Suʿūd Efendi, d. 982/1574) who was rated among the most distinguished scholars …

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Akyol, Ercan, “Kafzade Faizi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26918>
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