Kitāb Dustūr al-gharāʾib wa-maʿdan al-raghāʾib and Related Texts
The Correspondence (Inshāʾ) of Muḥammad ibn Abī al-Ḥasan al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī (930–994/1524–1586)
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This is the first publication of the official correspondence of the leading religious scholar and literary figure, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abi al-Hasan al-Bakri al-Siddiqi al-Shafi‘i Sibt Al al-Hasan. It provides a window into the world of an influential religious scholar in sixteenth century Cairo and his network of contacts in the Ottoman Empire and beyond. Muhammad al-Bakri corresponded with Sultan Murad III, the grand vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, and with various officials in Mecca, including the sharifian ruler of Mecca, al-Hasan ibn Abi Numayy. The collection also contains two letters addressed to Sa‘di rulers of Morocco and one to the Mughal Emperor Akbar, as well as letters to a variety of lesser Ottoman officials. It is an important source for the history of Ottoman Egypt and the Hijaz.
- Mustafa Mughazy (Hg.)
- Dr Mustafa Mughazy is Professor of Arabic at Western Michigan University, USA. He specializes in Arabic semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis.
- Adam Sabra (Hg.)
- Dr Adam Sabra is Professor of History and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He specializes in the history of Mamluk and Ottoman Egypt.