Abdülmecid I
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Sultan Abdülmecid (ʿAbd al-Mecīd) I (r. 1255–77/1839–61) was the thirty-first sultan of the Ottoman dynasty. He was born on 14 Şaban (Shaʿbān)/April 1823, the eldest son of Mahmud (Maḥmūd) II (r. 1223–55/1808–39) by his second wife Bezmialem (Bezmi-i ʿĀlem, d. 1269/1853). He was tutored at the palace by leading contemporary ulema (ʿulamāʾ), including Akşehirli Ömer (ʿUmar, d. 1267/1851), a most learned ʿālim (religious scholar), and Şehri Hafiz (Şehrī Ḥāfiẓ), who belonged to the Naqshbandī-Khālidī suborder and was a well-known müderris (teacher).

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Abu-Manneh, Butrus, “Abdülmecid I”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23817>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5



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