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Ḥālet Efendi
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, Meḥmed Saʿīd, Ottoman statesman, was born in Istanbul ca. 1175/1761, the son of a ḳāḍī , Ḥüseyn Efendi, from the Crimea. He was educated in the house of the S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Islām S̲h̲erīf Efendi. He served under various provincial governors in Rumeli and as Ketk̲h̲udā [q.v.] of the nāʾib of Yeñis̲h̲ehir Fener (Larissa). On returning to Istanbul, he became closely attached to G̲h̲ālib Dede [q.v.], the s̲h̲eyk̲h̲ of the Mewlewī convent at G̲h̲alaṭa, a connexion which enabled him to complete his literary education. He was at this time serving as secretary to cert…

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Kuran, E., “Ḥālet Efendi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2644>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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