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Kınalızade Ali Efendi
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Kınalızade Ali (Qınālızāde ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn ʿAlī) Efendi (916–79/1510–72), an Ottoman scholar and judge, was the author of Ahlak-ı Alai (Akhlāq-i ʿAlāʾī, “ʿAlāʾī Ethics”), a popular treatise on Ottoman political and social morality. Born to a high-ranking judge in Isparta, in central Anatolia, Kınalızade studied in Istanbul for a career in the Ottoman legal establishment. After receiving his icazet (icāzet, licence to teach) in 945/1538, he took several teaching positions in Istanbul, Edirne, Bursa, and Kütahya (948–66/1541–58), followed by the prestigious…

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Niyazioğlu, Asli, “Kınalızade Ali Efendi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_35605>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 9789004435988, 20211101, 2021-6

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